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Terumae romae (2012)

Lucius, a Roman architect, is transported through time to modern-day Japan, where he learns about Japanese bathhouses and uses this to his gain back home.

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Hideki Takeuchi

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Mari Yamazaki (manga), Shôgo Mutô (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Abe ... Lucius
Aya Ueto ... Mami
Kazuki Kitamura ... Ceionius
Riki Takeuchi ... Tateno
Kai Shishido ... Antoninus
Midoriko Kimura ... Mami's mom
Katsuya Katsuya ... Marcus
Bunmei Tobayama Bunmei Tobayama ... Kishimoto
Kei Iinuma Kei Iinuma
Tarô Iwate Tarô Iwate ... Mogami
Takao Kinoshita Takao Kinoshita
Hachirô Ika Hachirô Ika ... Old man
Hiroshi Kanbe Hiroshi Kanbe
Katsuhiro Nagano Katsuhiro Nagano
Shungiku Uchida Shungiku Uchida ... Manga artist Michiko Hirai
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Ancient Roman architect Lucius is too serious. His inability to keep up with the fast-moving times costs him his job. When a friend takes the dejected Lucius to the public bathhouse to cheer him up, Lucius accidentally slips through time and resurfaces in a modern-day public bath in Japan. There, he meets aspiring young manga artist Mami, along with others of the "flat-faced clan". Shocked by the many inventive aspects of Japan's bathing culture, Lucius returns to ancient Rome and garners tremendous attention when he implements these novel ideas back in Rome. As he time-slips back and forth between ancient Rome and modern-day Japan, Lucius' reputation as the ingenious, new bath architect begins to grow. Written by Production

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan | Italy

Language:

Japanese | Latin

Release Date:

28 April 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Thermae Romae See more »

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Dentsu,Enterbrain,Filmmakers See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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surrealistic and funny
26 July 2016 | by decopon_kobeSee all my reviews

The main character Lucius is A bath Licensed designer in Roma. He is serious and considers Roman bath culture so his works aren't received. One day, he travels through time to the modern Japan for strange reason. In modern Japan, He sees a comic artist Mami and he is surprised at polishing Japanese bath culture. He goes back Roma and designs novel bath using Japanese idea. And he becomes famous licensed designer.

One of noticeable points is that casts have strong featured faces. The reason is to reproduce Roman. The tempo of story line and change scenes is good. Story runs at a blazing speed, which helps to complete this movie as comedy movie and to make the movie more funny.

We can watch this film with a light heart. If you want to spend useless and funny time, I recommend this movie. I laughed a lot and enjoy it.


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