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Jam Films (2002)

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

"The Messenger" is a mysterious woman who appears to a mobster hiding underground to tell him about his ultimate fate. A bag with a "Kendama" ball and string toy gets mixed up with a bag of onions, and leads a couple to ponder their ...See more"The Messenger" is a mysterious woman who appears to a mobster hiding underground to tell him about his ultimate fate. A bag with a "Kendama" ball and string toy gets mixed up with a bag of onions, and leads a couple to ponder their relationship. Fujio awakes from "Cold Sleep" to find he has crashed on an unfamiliar planet with some crazy people and an attractive "new Eve." Mayuko, has an itch she keeps secret before she is introduced to a mysterious yet strangely satisfying cure (Pandora - Hong Kong Leg). A man finds himself surrounded by the police and holds some women hostage as they eat "Hijiki" (edible seaweed) and advise him about what to do. In a class studying the Potsdam Declaration, some high school students find their minds elsewhere. Tojo is keeping a tally of the "snapping" of the tight shorts worn by the girls jumping hurdles outside the window according to color. Will he find ultimate "Justice." Ever since she can remember, "Arita" has appeared somewhere on every drawing or other piece of paper she touches, starting with the first crude drawings of her childhood. But what is it, and is it alive ? Written by Brian Greenhalgh See less
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Directors
Daizaburo Hanada (segments: Opening) | Jôji Iida (segments: Cold Sleep) (as George Iida) | Shunji Iwai (segments: Arita) | Ryûhei Kitamura (segments: The Messenger - Requiem for the Dead) & 4 more
Writers
Kawato Azusa (story "Cold Sleep") | Jôji Iida (story) (segments: Cold Sleep) | Shunji Iwai (segments: 'Arita') | Yuiko Miura (segments: Hijiki) & 5 more
Composers
Kôji Endô (segments: Pandora - Hong Kong Leg) | Yoshihiro Ike (segments: Cold Sleep) | Shunji Iwai (segments: Arita) | Nobuhiko Morino (segments: The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead) & 3 more
Cinematographers
Jun Fukumoto (segments: Justice) | Takumi Furuya (segments: The Messenger: Requiem for the Dead) | Minoru Ishiyama (segments: Kendama) | Satoru Karasawa (segments: Hijiki) & 2 more
Editors
Hirohide Abe (segments: Cold Sleep) | Toshihide Fukano (segments: Kendama) | Tsuyoshi Imai (segments: Justice) | Nobuyuki Ito (segments: Hijiki) & 2 more
Production Designers
Aiko Funaki (segments: Kendama) | Koichi Kanekatsu (segments: Justice) | Akio Kikuchi (segments: Pandora - Hong Kong Leg) | Tomoyuki Maruo (segments: Hijiki) & 3 more
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Updated Dec 31, 2002

Release date
2002 (Japan)

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Cast

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26 cast members
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Natsuko Akiyama
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Reila Aphrodite
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Hirofumi Arai
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Haruka Ayase
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Ryôko Hirosue
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Satomi Ishihara
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Kazuki Kitamura
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Hitomi Kurihara
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Akaji Maro
(segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg") (segment "Pandora - Hong Kong Leg")   See fewer
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Akifumi Miura
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Takao Ohsawa
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Samuel Pop
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Tak Sakaguchi
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Kuranosuke Sasaki
(segment "Hijiki") (segment "Hijiki")   See fewer
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Ryôko Shinohara
(segment "Kendama") (segment "Kendama")   See fewer
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Albert Smith
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Christian Storms
(segment "Justice") (segment "Justice")   See fewer
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Ai Takahashi
(segment "Hijiki") (segment "Hijiki")   See fewer
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Megumi Takahashi
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Satoshi Tsumabuki
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Tomomi Tsunoda
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Yasutaka Tsutsui
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Megumi Ujiie
(segment "Hijiki' & 'Kendama") (segment "Hijiki' & 'Kendama")   See fewer
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Kanae Uotani
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Masayoshi Yamazaki
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Takami Yoshimoto
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6.8 / 10 | 488 votes