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Hazy Life (1999)

Donten seikatsu (original title)
| Comedy, Drama | 1999 (Canada)
Tsutomu meets Kee outside a Pachinko hall. The two strike up an unlikely friendship.

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Nobuhiro Yamashita
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Credited cast:
Uda Teppei Uda Teppei ... Tsutomu
Hiroshi Yamamoto Hiroshi Yamamoto ... Kee
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Tsutomu meets Kee outside a Pachinko hall. The two strike up an unlikely friendship.

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

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1999 (Canada) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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A bit Hazy
7 August 2010 | by ninjaalexsSee all my reviews

Hazy Life is about two slackers. One the self-dubbed Pachinko king, Kee; the other a lazy loner guy (Tsutomu). The two meet outside a Pachinko Hall and awkwardly hit it off and start living together. There's not much more to the plot than that.

The film was directed by Nobuhiro Yamashita whose been making a name for himself directing quirky dramas and comedies. The film is shot on DV (I think) and as a result looks a bit rough but it adds to both the realism and the chaotic nature of the film. Also I'm not sure if any of the dialogue was improvised but it seems likes it was. Both lead roles are believable and convince the audience that they could be both best friends and lovable losers.

The film is nowhere near as good as some other slacker comedies such as: Slacker, Nowhere and Dazed & Confused but it still has its charm and original flavour. It's also worth seeing for the petrol station scene.

Overall: Not much to recommend it to many people but if you like slacker comedies, raw filmmaking or quirky dramas you might like it.


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