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Nihon igai zenbu chinbotsu (2006)

Due to global warming and the shifting of tectonic plates, most of the Earth's land has sunk beneath the surface of the ocean. Only Japan remains and refugees from all nations try to incorporate themselves into Japanese society:

Director:

Minoru Kawasaki

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Yasutaka Tsutsui (novel), Masakazu Migita (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Kenji Kohashi Kenji Kohashi
Shûji Kashiwabara Shûji Kashiwabara
Masatoshi Matsuo Masatoshi Matsuo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cynthia Cheston ... Mother
Blake Crawford Blake Crawford ... Jerry Cruising
Avery Fane ... Bar gangster (as Avery Fane)
Hiroshi Fujioka
Delcea Mihaela Gabriela Delcea Mihaela Gabriela
Jon Heese Jon Heese ... President Pepiton
Arthur Kuroda Arthur Kuroda
Takashi Matsuo Takashi Matsuo
Ian Moore Ian Moore
Kenji Motomiya Kenji Motomiya ... Gat
Takenori Murano Takenori Murano
Ryôji Okamoto Ryôji Okamoto
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Due to global warming and the shifting of tectonic plates, most of the Earth's land has sunk beneath the surface of the ocean. Only Japan remains and refugees from all nations try to incorporate themselves into Japanese society:

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Not Rated
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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 September 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The World Sinks Except Japan See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A well done film adaption of the parody of the hit novel Nihon Chinbotsu
27 January 2007 | by barkerintokyoSee all my reviews

A hilarious film adaptation by Kawasaki Minoru of a parody of the famous 1970s novel Nihon Chinbotsu. Nihon Chinbotsu is the story of the Japanese people losing their homeland and being dispersed throughout the world. Nihon Igai Zenbu Chinbotsu is the opposite: the whole world sinks except Japan. The world's survivors all scramble on the small little archipelago occupied by the xenophobic Japanese. With Team America-like line of characters, all extreme stereotypes of their nation, you can't stop laughing. No one escapes the directors critique, from the traditional Japanese guy (who takes advantage of the situation and eats whale), to the Chinese/Korean leaders who suck up to Japan's Prime Minister, to the American Secretary of Defense who regrets not having started a coup d'etat in Japan, and etcetera.

Of course, the story is just incredible. Of course there are going to be those who are going to criticize this movie saying the science behind the disaster is unrealistic, the economic situation of the foreigners would not happen, and that's fine. People who are going to criticize this movie for reasons like that just don't get that they need to suspend their disbelief when watching comedies like this one who's primary focus is not to tell a believable story but a ridiculously funny one.

Then there may be those who claim this is a nationalistic film, but again, those people are the same people who thought Team America was a nationalistic film. They just didn't get the masochistic humor. This movie is critical of not just its own nationality but even the movie itself ("I don't like Japanese movies, they look so cheap").

Finally, this movie will shock you with a surprisingly funny, yet touching end (well, as touching as a comedy can get). I wouldn't say it's a must watch, but it's a good complement to Nihon Chinbotsu as well as being a good stand alone film as well.


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