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Executive Koala (2005)

Koara kachô (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 14 January 2006 (Japan)
Tamura is an average divorced salary-man in Japan - and also a man-sized, suit-and-tie wearing, bipedal koala bear.

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Minoru Kawasaki
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Credited cast:
Lee Ho Lee Ho
Eiichi Kikuchi Eiichi Kikuchi
Arthur Kuroda Arthur Kuroda
Shôko Nakagawa Shôko Nakagawa ... Client in frog store
Hironobu Nomura Hironobu Nomura ... Detective
Hideki Saijô Hideki Saijô
Hitomi Takashima Hitomi Takashima ... Hiromi
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Tamura is an average divorced salary-man in Japan - and also a man-sized, suit-and-tie wearing, bipedal koala bear. Though not a human, he's a successful business-man with ventures over-seas who refuses to play official politics. And what more could you possibly demand from cinema?. Tamura's corporate life-style is severely cramped when his humane sweet-heart Yoko is mysteriously murdered and he finds himself a suspect with the police. Even worse, he learns the he is their only suspect. Tamura sets out on a mission to prove his innocence but is haunted by disturbing lapses in his memory. Does the Executive Koala truly know himself? Written by Anonymous

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Interesting idea, poor writing, and boring.
21 August 2010 | by yauyusoSee all my reviews

The idea of putting an actor in a furry koala suit in a movie and giving him the lead role does sound appealing. However, the lack of serious direction really ruins the idea. This is a mystery/ psychological thriller themes movie. But is also tried to include elements like martial arts/ kung fu, humor and light hearted musical, etc. It made the movie loses it's focus and audience like me will be more confused than entertained. Some of the elements like the killer traveling on off screen were too repetitive. It might be a cool effect for the first and second time but doing the same thing a couple of scenes and repeats at least 2 times per scene really worn out the effect. I always won't understand why Japanese movies often lack the seriousness. It's like the writer can't come up with a complete story for a good idea he had. There's interested characters (actors in animal suits)like the Koala, the bunny , the convenient store frog, etc. None of them were able to stand out because the lack of energy the scripts has for the characters.

I don't really like the movie and I can't think of a reason to recommend it to anyone. I see it as a failed attempt for making a horror/comedy movie.


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