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The Japon (2019)

Los Japón (original title)
TV-PG | | Adventure, Comedy | 28 June 2019 (Spain)
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A young Andalusian turns in new Japan's Emperor.


Álvaro Díaz Lorenzo (screenplay by), Cristóbal Garrido (original idea) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Dani Rovira ... Paco Japón
María León ... Encarni
Antonio Dechent ... Don Francisco
Cinta Ramírez Cinta Ramírez ... Paqui
Iker Castiñeira Iker Castiñeira ... Fran
Ryo Matsumoto Ryo Matsumoto ... Hidaka
José Ramón Bocanegra José Ramón Bocanegra ... Curro
Maya Murofushi ... Mariko
Álvaro Carrero Álvaro Carrero ... Miguel
Boré Buika Boré Buika ... Tomi
Wen Jun Wen Jun ... Koike
Koshu Hirano Koshu Hirano ... Hisao
Marcos Zan Marcos Zan ... Consejero
Iwao Ikenoya Iwao Ikenoya ... Yakuza 1
Koichi Sugihara Koichi Sugihara ... Presidente de Kuruma


Following movies as King Ralph (1991), Los Japón is a comedy that starts with a tragedy: Emperor Satohito have died not having children nor heir to rule Japan. Forced the Japanese government to locate a possible descendant around the world to accept the throne, it finds in the archives an old history about Hasekura Tsunenaga, an Emperor Kanmu's nephew who in 1614 traveled Coria del Río, a little town of Sevilla (Andalusia; south to Spain), falling in love of a Sevillian woman and marrying her for never returning Japan. The investigation ends in Paco Japón, a 40 years old Sevillian syndicalist, atheist and republican anti-monarchical worried about the situation of his job partners in the car factory Kuruma where he works. Hidaka, Emperor Satohito's assistant, moves Spain to meet Paco in Coria del Río, where he lives with his wife Encarni, their teenage children (older Paqui and younger Fran) and Don Francisco, Encarni's father and Paco's father-in-law, hoping that Paco accepts the ... Written by Chockys

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Adventure | Comedy


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Anything good to say about this movie
28 October 2019 | by pguadalixSee all my reviews

Full of topics, nothing fun and a continuous disrespect for the Spanish and for the Japanese culture.

It is not worth wasting time watching this movie, and the worst part is that the idea (although nothing original) had much to develop.

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Release Date:

28 June 2019 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain


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Dolby Atmos


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