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HOW DUMB A MAN CAN BE WHEN FACING CONSPIRACY OF HIS OWN DEATH?
Away from his acclaimed serious performance in MONGOL (2007) or ZATOICHI (2003), this time Tadanobu Asano plays the dull yet somehow genius writer, leading audience to this mysteriously comical world created by Kankuro Kudo, the writer of GO (2001) and Ping Pong (2003). They team up with first time feature director Hideaki Hosono, well known commercial director with many international awards and nominations, including AdFest, Clio,
An editor arrives at a SUMO village to find the missing award-nominated writer Deko in time to bring him to the award ceremony. Awaiting here are Deko's weird friends: Eda, the boss of gigolo club, his yes-man cop friend Okamoto, Eda's mistress Junko and bunny girl Nora. There, the editor learns Deko was back in town a year back; moreover, the friends have been desperately trying to kill him because of this award book Deko wrote from their painful memory... Despite of their countless trials of murder, Deko's dumbness keeps him from even noticing his friends' intentions. Witness the most HEART BOILED mystery ever, starring weird yet lovable characters!
Hideaki Hosono - Director
Born 1973 in
Kankuro Kudo - Writer
Born 1970 in
Tadanobu Asano - Lead Actor
Born 1973 in
Director: Hideaki Hosono (feature directorial debut)
Original/Screen Writer: Kankuro Kudo "GO" "Shonen Merikensack"
Cinematographer: Shoichi Ato "Kamikaze Girls" "Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!"
Production Designer: Mayumi Tomita "Glasses" "Su-ki-da"
Music: Toru Midorikawa "Taste of Tea"
Animation Production: Studio 4℃ "Tekkon Kinkreet"
Tadanobu Asano "Mongol" "Zatoichi" "ICHI the Killer"
Kazuki Kitamura "Like a Dragon" "Godzilla: Final Wars"
Yoko Maki "Sway" "Grudge"
Aimi Satsukawa "Funuke Show Some Love, You Losers!"
Yoko Minamino "Sukeban Deka"
Yusuke Santamaria "20th Century Boy" "Doppelganger"
106 min /
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