Himitsu no hanazono

1997

Comedy / Crime

121
IMDb Rating 7 10 348

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762.28 MB
1280*720
Japanese 2.0
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23.976 fps
85 min
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1.38 GB
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Japanese 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
85 min
P/S N/A / N/A

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Reviewed by poikkeus 10 / 10 / 10

Modern madcap comedy

Japanese uber-model Naomi Nishida makes her starring debut in Shinobu Yaguchi's semi-legendary comedy. A girl (Nishida) has been abnormally fascinated with money since childhood -- so much so that she becomes the employee of a bank. She realizes quickly that it's not as much fun handling money that you don't own.... And that begins her hilarious odyssey that takes her through armed robbery, and wins her a geology degree, a swimming championshiip, a mountain-climbing contest, and injuries along the way to her pursuit of a suitcase full of cash. Director Yaguchi employs his usual deadpan humor in a story that has you rooting for a hero who's often too funny for words. Finally available on subtitled DVD, there's now no reason to put off your responsibility to see this delight.

Reviewed by KFL 10 / 10 / 10

Japanese manga...with real-life actors

B-grade Japanese movies of recent years have been influenced quite a bit by manga (Japanese comics) and anime (animation), but I hadn't yet seen a Japanese movie that is, in effect, a live-action manga from beginning to end. Himitsu no Hanazono is one such movie. The manga aspects mean that everything is over-the-top. Sakiko's single-minded obsession with money, her outlandish and relentless efforts in search of a lost suitcase full of bills, leaving flabbergasted observers in her wake--all are straight out of manga, and retain the light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek humor of that medium (the better manga, anyways). And there is a kind of gradual maturation process thrown in as well, as Sakiko comes to realize that she's not drawn to money itself, so much as to the hunt for it. Not great cinema by any stretch, but this is one of the best Japanese light comedies I've seen, and I've seen a few. Definitely worth a viewing if you like manga/anime or movies in this genre.

Reviewed by Nurgling 10 / 10 / 10

(^-^)/ it's all about the money... $$$$$

This film has ever been a favourite of mine since I've seen him. I like its kind of humour which made me laugh for the entire movie. I have to admit that I like watching japanese films but this one should be very funny to everyone. For those who liked this film I recommend 'Postman Blues' another very good japanese film of similar quality. Too bad that 'Himitsu no hanazono' is only available on VHS to this day. I really hope this changes some day... You just have to see what a woman might do to get a case full of money!

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