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Princess Toyotomi (2011)

Purinsesu Toyotomi (original title)
A trio of Tokyo-based auditors set out to review the accounts of the city of Osaka and its affiliated agencies. The audit is proceeding well the trio head out for lunch one day. When one of... See full summary »

Director:

Masayuki Suzuki

Writers:

Manabu Makime (novel), Tomoko Aizawa (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Haruka Ayase ... Tadako Torii
Masaki Okada ... Asahi Gainsbourg
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Hajime Matsudaira
Hiroshi Tamaki ... Man at Takoyaki store
Kiichi Nakai ... Koichi Sanada
Takashi Ukaji ... Karahori middle school principle
Emi Wakui Emi Wakui ... Takeko Sanada
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Kabe Nagaso
Yûki Morinaga Yûki Morinaga ... Daisuke Sanada
Momoko Kikuchi Momoko Kikuchi ... Sadako
Masahiro Kômoto Masahiro Kômoto ... Osaka government official
Masashi Gôda Masashi Gôda ... Secretary for Congressman
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Hajime Matsudaira's father
Tôru Emori Tôru Emori ... Shuzo Urushibara
Hajime Okayama Hajime Okayama ... Police Officer
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A trio of Tokyo-based auditors set out to review the accounts of the city of Osaka and its affiliated agencies. The audit is proceeding well the trio head out for lunch one day. When one of them notices that he has forgotten his mobile telephone he returns to the offices they just came from to retrieve it. The office is empty, there are neither any employees nor any furniture. What is going on? Written by aghaemi

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 May 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Princess Toyotomi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Builds to a disappointing cliché after a great start
10 October 2011 | by gymnast_01See all my reviews

Quite a disappointing film because it starts out brilliantly, for the first 45-60 minutes, you are led into the most intriguing beautiful world of Osaka which left me spellbound and expecting a huge pay off. All the lead characters are intriguing in their own way, particularly Torii who's innocence, cuteness and zest for Osakan food makes her a Japanese Amelie Poulain of sorts. A stunningly beautiful city, sympathetic protagonists and loads of delicious Japanese food - can this movie go wrong? Yes, it does.

The plot doesn't pay off in the end, it all builds to a rather unconvincing, downright cliché climax which felt terribly dated. Maybe some 1980s Japanese TV movie might have gotten away with something like that, but I had hoped for something a lot more intriguing than this. Perhaps it's because I am not Japanese, that I don't really get the whole concept of having regional identities within Japan - but surely that's the job of the film to draw me in and make that clear to me. There is also a gay/transgender subplot that seemed important in the first half of the film but is strangely abandoned in the second half of the film.

This film will make you wanna visit Osaka and have some okonomnyaki andtaoyaki, but would I recommend you watch it? Not really, I was left very disappointed.


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