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I Want to Be a Shellfish (2008)

Watashi wa kai ni naritai (original title)
I Want to Be a Shellfish (Watashi wa Kani ni Naritai) is a 2008 Japanese movie based on a Tetsutaro Kato novel and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa. It is a remake of the 1959 film of the same ... See full synopsis »

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Katsuo Fukuzawa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Masahiro Nakai Masahiro Nakai ... Toyomatsu Shimizu
Yukie Nakama Yukie Nakama ... Fusae Shimizu
Yuki Shibamoto ... Toshiko
Masahiko Nishimura ... Nemoto
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Miyake
Magy Magy ... Shokichi Sakai
Tsubasa Katô Tsubasa Katô ... Kenichi
Tetsuya Takeda Tetsuya Takeda ... Takeuchi
Masatô Ibu ... Commander Onoe
Ainosuke Kataoka Ainosuke Kataoka ... Captain Hidaka
Tatsuo Nadaka Tatsuo Nadaka ... Major Adachi
Isao Takeno Isao Takeno ... Sergeant Kimura
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Private Tateishi
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ... Private Takita
Pinko Izumi Pinko Izumi ... Toshio's mother
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I Want to Be a Shellfish (Watashi wa Kani ni Naritai) is a 2008 Japanese movie based on a Tetsutaro Kato novel and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa. It is a remake of the 1959 film of the same name that was scripted by Shinobu Hashimoto, who earlier co-wrote Seven Samurai (1954) with Akira Kurosawa.

One relatively peaceful post-war day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu (Masahiro Nakai), a barber and good family man, is unexpectedly arrested by the Prefectural Police, declared a suspected war criminal, and subsequently sued for murder by the American occupation forces.

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Japan

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Japanese | English

Release Date:

22 November 2008 (Japan) See more »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Version of I Want to Be a Shellfish (1959) See more »

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Hana no nioi
Performed by Mr. Children
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