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Twilight of the Cockroaches (1987)

Gokiburi-tachi no tasogare (original title)
A colony of cockroaches lives peacefully in a messy bachelor's apartment until his new girlfriend moves in.

Director:

Hiroaki Yoshida

Writers:

Hiroaki Yoshida (screenplay), Steve Kramer (dialogue: English version)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Saitô
Setsuko Karasuma Setsuko Karasuma ... Momoko
Kanako Fujiwara Kanako Fujiwara ... Daughter
Eri Watanabe Eri Watanabe ... Wife (as Eriko Watanabe)
Atsuko Asano Atsuko Asano ... Naomi (voice)
Rebecca Forstadt ... Naomi (1992) (voice)
Ichirôta Miyakawa ... Ichirô (voice)
Stephen Apostolina ... Ichirô (1992) (voice) (as Steve Apostolina)
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Yasuo (voice)
Steve Bulen ... Yasuo (1992) (voice)
Kôzô Shioya Kôzô Shioya ... Takashi (voice)
Bill Capizzi Bill Capizzi ... Takashi (1992) (voice)
Ryoko Takakura Ryoko Takakura ... Parsley (voice)
Melora Harte ... Parsley (1992) (voice)
Hiroshi Yagyû Hiroshi Yagyû ... Seiji (voice)
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Storyline

A messy bachelor's apartment is a paradise for the huge colony of cockroaches living there: no sprays, no traps, and plenty of food. When the homeowner's girlfriend moves in, however, the party comes to an abrupt end, and the roaches must quickly adapt to a life of struggling for survival. Combines animation with live actors. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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They'll kill us all!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 May 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Twilight of the Cockroaches See more »

Filming Locations:

Kobe, Hyogo, Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Ochiro: So it's come down to this... total war. But you know what? I'm going to survive it. I feel certain about that.
Hans: Maybe so. I hope so. Then when it's all over you and I can settle things between us.
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Featured in Anime Abandon: Twilight of the Cockroaches (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Godzilla Desperate Situation
(Gojira Zettai Zetsumei)
Music by Osamu Shoji
Courtesy of Victor Records
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greatmovie
11 September 2004 | by kicksexoutthevanSee all my reviews

This is a movie (half live action, half cartoon) about the true lives of cockroaches. The basic plot is about a group of cockroaches who have always known peace. One of the female cockroaches meets a cockroach from across the field. These cockroaches have always known war. This movie is very quiet and very loud. Good cinematography, good dynamics. I think that roaches are probably closer to this than we could ever imagine. The fact is, they are living things just like us....so anything is permittable where the level of information is small. I give this movie an 8 out of 10.

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