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The Foreign Duck, The Native Duck and God in a Coin Locker [DVD]

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  • Actors: Gaku Hamada, Ryuhei Matsuda, Eita
  • Directors: Yoshihiro Nakamura
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Third Window Films
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Jan. 2013
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009WSDZ4O
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 76,268 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Both the director and writer behind FISH STORY bring another topsy-turvy tale that will have you guessing till the thrilling climax! Moving into his new apartment in Sendai, college student Shiina (Hamada Gaku) meets his new neighbour Kawasaki (Eita). Tall, confident Kawasaki and short, mild-mannered Shiina seem to be unlikely candidates for friendship, but they click over a mutual interest in Bob Dylan.

Kawasaki is an odd duck, but in an irresistibly cool and charming kind of way, and Shiina can't help but be drawn into his more exciting, if slightly loony world. Kawasaki's head is full of unpredictable ideas, like his absurd warnings about pet shop owner Reiko (Otsuka Nene) or his even more absurd plan to steal a dictionary for their Butanese neighbour. Next thing Shiina knows, he's standing watch with a toy gun outside the book store, on the beginning of their bizarre, existential adventure.

EXTRAS
35 minute 'Making of'
Deleted Scenes
Theatrical Trailer

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By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 Jan. 2014
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This is another film from Japanese director Yoshihiro Nakamura (`Fish Story' and `See you tomorrow everyone') and should be Japans entry for the longest film title ever competition (it won't all fit onto the IMDB page!). It stars Gaku Hamada as Shiina. He is freshly arrived at University and tries to make friends with his neighbours. One - Kawasaki (Eita) spins some yarns about his other neighbour and a pet shop owner which Shiina finds intriguing. Shiina is one of those lads who are naively over trusting, but after some light handed detective work, he discovers that all is not as it had been portrayed.

Along the way we have pet killers, a book store hold up, issues around HIV and a whole heap of Bob Dylan. Actually the Dylan song `Blowing in the wind' is used as a constant refrain throughout the film and the reference to `god' in the title is actually referring to Mr Dylan. This is told in a series of flashbacks as the truth and indeed the reality is revealed, sometimes the flashbacks seem tohave their own flashbacks. When time jumps around Nakamura uses black and white footage and then reverts to colour in the `now' time.

This is a really nice film, there is some nastiness but Shiina manages to pull everything and everyone back with the force of his innocent charm. A film that can rightly be called multi layered, and a fine addition to the films of Nakamura's that we have been able to see in the West. I hope we get to see more from his back catalogue as I found this to be absolutely charming.
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An amusing, emotional and complex story that weaves disparate and apparently unconnected strands together with great skill and as it does so, grabs the attention with ever increasing force. Great stuff.
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wonderful, the acting so good, totally believable, and the friendship that is detailed, so heart warming
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Quirky, complex tale that is well worth watching for its conclusion. A shining example of good filmmaking on a small budget.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blowin’ in the Wind 4 Jan. 2014
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This is another film from Japanese director Yoshihiro Nakamura (‘Fish Story’ and ‘See you tomorrow everyone’) and should be Japans entry for the longest film title ever competition (it won’t all fit onto the IMDB page!). It stars Gaku Hamada as Shiina. He is freshly arrived at University and tries to make friends with his neighbours. One – Kawasaki (Eita) spins some yarns about his other neighbour and a pet shop owner which Shiina finds intriguing. Shiina is one of those lads who are naively over trusting, but after some light handed detective work, he discovers that all is not as it had been portrayed.

Along the way we have pet killers, a book store hold up, issues around HIV and a whole heap of Bob Dylan. Actually the Dylan song ‘Blowing in the wind’ is used as a constant refrain throughout the film and the reference to ‘god’ in the title is actually referring to Mr Dylan. This is told in a series of flashbacks as the truth and indeed the reality is revealed, sometimes the flashbacks seem tohave their own flashbacks. When time jumps around Nakamura uses black and white footage and then reverts to colour in the ‘now’ time.

This is a really nice film, there is some nastiness but Shiina manages to pull everything and everyone back with the force of his innocent charm. A film that can rightly be called multi layered, and a fine addition to the films of Nakamura’s that we have been able to see in the West. I hope we get to see more from his back catalogue as I found this to be absolutely charming.
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