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A Ghost of a Chance (2011)

Sutekina kanashibari (original title)
When a not-so-stellar lawyer is in need of something to help her case she has to rely on an unconventional witness for testimony. Will the court agree to hear testimony from and will the ... See full summary »

Director:

Kôki Mitani

Writer:

Kôki Mitani (screenplay)
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1 win & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Eri Fukatsu ... Emi Hosho
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida ... Rokubei Sarashina
Hiroshi Abe
Kyoko Fukada
Yûko Takeuchi ... Fuko Yabe
Kiichi Nakai ... Toru Osano
Tadanobu Asano
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Kusanagi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuyuki Aijima
Kenji Anan Kenji Anan
Kazuyuki Asano
Masachika Ichimura
Zen Kajihara Zen Kajihara ... Isetani
Kan Kan ... Goro Yabe
Toshiaki Karasawa Toshiaki Karasawa
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Storyline

When a not-so-stellar lawyer is in need of something to help her case she has to rely on an unconventional witness for testimony. Will the court agree to hear testimony from and will the witness appear in the first place? After all, we are talking about a samurai ghost.

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Trivia

The actor Koichi Sato plays a minor role in the part of the ham actor Taiki Murata. He played the same role, in a major role, in Mitani's other movie "The Magic Hour". See more »

Connections

References Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

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this is no less than a 9
30 January 2020 | by backnblack-06123See all my reviews

Come on people I've watched Japanese movies nothing tops this, it has everything you want funny, cute,scary and touching to where you will shed a tear even for a old American man like me, seen it on a flight bought it on ebay and that wasn't cheap.YOU WONT BE SORRY YOU WATCHED IT


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 October 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Ghost of a Chance See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,084,009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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