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2008

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour

ザ・マジックアワー

(c)2008 Fuji Television Network, Toho

(c)2008 Fuji Television Network, Toho

(c)2008 Fuji Television Network, Toho

(c)2008 Fuji Television Network, Toho

Release Date
June, 7th, 2008
Running Time
136 min
Genre
Comedy , Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
Sound Processing
Dolby Digital Surround EX

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Fuji Television Network, TOHO

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

TOHO

[ Production Studio ]

Cine Bazar

[ Story ]

A non-stop comedy by Mitani Koki, the king of comedy in the film and stage theater world. It was well talked about also for the superb set of a town created by Taneda Yohei, a leading production designer in Japan, and for the star-studded actors of leading role caliber who appear in a play within the film. It was a hit with a turnout of 1.3 million film goers and box office revenue of 4 billion yen.
Bingo (Tsumabuki Satoshi) has an affair with Mari (Fukatsu Eri), a lover of his gangster boss, Teshio (Nishida Toshiyuki), who controls the port town of Sukago. In order to have his life spared Bingo promises that he will bring a legendary hitman, "Dera Togashi", to his boss. Unable to find the man, Bingo hires an obscure actor, Murata (Sato Koichi), on the pretence that he is a film director. Murata, who believes that it is all part of a film shoot, gets right into the part of an assassin and fights with the real gangsters, however, he is captured in the end along with Bingo. It is only then that Murata realizes it is not a film shoot, but nonetheless, he gathers his fellow film crew to put on an act of a gun fight for Bingo who wants to recover Mari. Mari, however, decides to dedicate herself to Teshio who risks his own life for her.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.magic-hour.jp

[ Premiere ]

International Premiere: The World Film Festival Montreal

[ Contact (International) ]

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E-mail: intl@ponycanyon.co.jp
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