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Adrift in Tokyo (2007)

Tenten (original title)
Takemura has no friends and no family. He's a student but he doesn't have any particular ambitions. In other words, he isn't going anywhere fast. Were all this not enough, the sorry sad ... See full summary »

Director:

Satoshi Miki

Writers:

Yoshinaga Fujita (novel), Satoshi Miki (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Joe Odagiri ... Fumiya Takemura
Tomokazu Miura ... Aiichiro Fukuhara
Kyôko Koizumi ... Makiko
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Fufumi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kumiko Asô ... Mikaduki Shizuka
Eri Fuse ... Sendai
Kami Hiraiwa Kami Hiraiwa ... Naomi
Tomoko Hirata Tomoko Hirata
Leona Hirota ... Kaburagi (as Reona Hirota)
Yoshizumi Ishihara Yoshizumi Ishihara ... Young Man of Jelly Shop
Mitsuko Ishii Mitsuko Ishii ... Tatako
Ryô Iwamatsu Ryô Iwamatsu ... Kunimatsu
Akiko Kazami Akiko Kazami ... Old Lady Walking Backwards
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Himself
Miyuki Komagata Miyuki Komagata
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Storyline

Takemura has no friends and no family. He's a student but he doesn't have any particular ambitions. In other words, he isn't going anywhere fast. Were all this not enough, the sorry sad sack has a debt of 800,000 yen. Fukuhara, a surly debt collector with a glorious mullet, is on his case. After roughing Takemura up, he gives him an ultimatum-72 hours to pay up, or else. Takemura barely has his wits about him again when he runs across Fukuhara a second time, and this time the thug has a different proposal-a walk. That's right, in exchange for a million yen, Takemura must accompany Fukuhara on a walk across the city of Tokyo. Starting in a distant corner of the city, they begin their trek towards downtown, striking up a conversation. It's at this point that Fukuhara admits that he's recently killed his wife, and intends to turn himself in at Kasumagaseki police station-because, he says, it's the finest in town. The pair's itinerary, however, is hardly a quick and direct one. The ... Written by Nicolas Archambault for Fantasia Film Festival

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Genres:

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 November 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Adrift in Tokyo See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$79,400
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Fumiya Takemura: Happiness creeps into you so quietly that you don't notice, but misfortune arrives very abruptly.
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Quirky comedy similar to "Amelie"; could use some refinement
16 November 2018 | by keith_n_fawnSee all my reviews

Watched this movie, a comedy, with my wife on AsianCrush last night. We both really enjoyed it! The film's premise is quite odd -- a loanshark named Fukuhara offers to forgive the debt of a young man (named Fumira), if Fumira simply walks across Tokyo with him. Why is Fumira in debt, in the first place? It's never explained, and it doesn't matter. A lot in this movie is never quite explained, it just sort of happens. Just when you think you have a bead on where the story might be going (for example, did Fukuhara REALLY kill his wife, as he says?) -- a bizarre character or plot twist appears. You get the sense that maybe the director was trying to make a Japanese version of "Amelie", and it almost works. There are some items in the movie that don't quite fit, or miss their mark (Fukuhara has ominous coughing fits in the first half of the movie, but they disappear completely in the second half).... but overall, the movie is never boring or slow, and the main characters seem to have genuine chemistry between them.


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