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Hinomaru Restaurant

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ABOUT THE FILM

What if Japan had won World War II? In present day “Amerika”, there is the Hinomaru Restaurant (“Restaurant of the Japanese Rising Sun”) where boot camp training to instill Japanese cultural elements such as “konjo” (grit) and “kinben” (diligence) is being conducted. Out of a yearning for his mother country, Taro has been working at Hinomaru Restaurant, however... Through Western eyes, this black humor piece presents a comical picture of typical Japanese behavior.

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DIRECTOR'S DATA

Profile:
Kukai Morita has been directing independent films since he was a student. In recent years, he has worked as a director for television production companies such as Space Shower Network Inc. (1991), and SEP, Inc. (1994). He is currently working as an independent director for theater, promotional videos, dramas and television programs.
Nationality:
JAPAN

80 people voted

おかやん
2007-08-03 10:34:07

逆の立場だったらこうなのかなと思うと
不思議だったし、面白かった。

daddykins
2007-07-25 07:04:18

Off beat to the umpteenth degree. Production terrific. A little long in the tooth but 5 stars nevertheless.

no name..
2005-07-31 14:44:36

おもしろかった。英語字幕を改良すれば、日本語わからない人にも、もっと伝わるのでは?

no name..
2005-07-31 10:31:09

no name..
2005-07-31 09:34:13

nein, nicht gut

no name..
2005-07-31 09:11:08

no name..
2005-07-30 19:32:45

no name..
2005-07-29 03:27:35

to strange

no name..
2005-07-29 01:18:28

nonono

no name..
2005-07-29 00:42:24

nothing