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The Invention of Dr. Nakamats (2009)

The film is about the utterly fantastic and eccentric 80-year-old Japanese inventor responsible for 3,357 inventions, including the floppy disk. NakaMats is an unlikely character made for ... See full summary »
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Yoshiro Nakamats Yoshiro Nakamats ... Himself (as Dr. NakaMats)
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The film is about the utterly fantastic and eccentric 80-year-old Japanese inventor responsible for 3,357 inventions, including the floppy disk. NakaMats is an unlikely character made for the movies, with his deadpan English and impeccable comic timing providing nonstop laughs. About his Love Jet potion, he says: "I've tested more than 10,000 women. Of course, I'm not doing the sex. I'm checking meters." At a conference, he leads a sing-along of a ditty he penned to memorialize the seven hours of snow shoveling he once did to get to a university class. Utterly nutty, but also a paean to the spirit of human invention. Written by Mette Heide

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Not Rated
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Country:

Denmark | Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

7 November 2009 (Denmark) See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Budget:

DKK1,600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Got it wrong and right with a wrong vibe
11 June 2019 | by sack36See all my reviews

Nakamats is considered one of the five most important inventors of the last millenium. He did patent the first floppy disk, although it didn't look anything like the IBM model, and he sold a bunch of his patents to IBM thereafter! His water using car is absolutely viable and has been buried by the major oil companies ever since it was patented for obvious reasons.

I'm not saying it's easy to accurately portray someone that looks a bit... insane... I'm just saying clearly this movie didn't try very hard. Not all geniuses are loveable, altruistic, souls. Look at Steve Jobs! He was no saint but no one could say he was an airhead.

This PT Barnum/Donald Trump of a fellow is still one of the greatest minds of our time. The movie ripped him to shreds.


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