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The Handsome Suit (2008)

Hansamu sûtsu (original title)
A young cook is kind-hearted but chubby and ugly. One day, he get a "Handsome Suit" that make a good looking guy, and try to change his own life.


Tsutomu Hanabusa


Osamu Suzuki (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Hikariyama Annin
Muga Tsukaji Muga Tsukaji ... Ohki Takuro
Keiko Kitagawa ... Hoshino Hiroko
Mayumi Sada ... Raika
Miyuki Ohshima Miyuki Ohshima ... Hashino Motoe
Hiroyuki Ikeuchi ... Hazama Shinsuke
Manami Honjô Manami Honjô ... Taniyama Hisae
Nozomi Sasaki Nozomi Sasaki ... Reimi
Yûsuke Yamamoto Yûsuke Yamamoto ... Ozawa Yuuki
Brother Tom Brother Tom ... Yonezawa Akira (as Burazâ Tomu)
Yôichi Nukumizu Yôichi Nukumizu
Kiyoshi Nakajo Kiyoshi Nakajo ... Shiraki
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu ... Kamiyama Akira
Meiken Itô Meiken Itô ... Sawada
Takashi Sumida ... Yamada Takao


He looks like a pig, has unintentional mannerisms like a pig and feels like a pig. Inside, however, he is a generous and kind man with a talent. How many women are attracted to him and his kind? A grand total of zero of course. So, he maintains his restaurant and runs it like his mother used to do and at the old prices. Things look very different, however, when he is chosen as the trial subject for a new kind of 'handsome suit' that can transform the appearance of even the ugliest of men. Women ahoy. Written by aghaemi

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

1 November 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Performed by Misato Watanabe
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Fun but shallow
19 March 2009 | by ethSinSee all my reviews

This comedy movie is about an incredibly fat and ugly guy who gets to try a prototype suit that makes anyone handsome.

As you would expect, the film shows that what's inside is more important than looks. And as you would expect... this movie is very cheesy.

It was pretty funny as a comedy, but there's not much more to it. Kitagawa Keiko's acting was horrible as usual, contributing even more into the cheesiness of this film.

There were some positive aspects in this movie though. It had a very fast pace that kept me interested throughout the runtime, and Tanihara Shousuke, who I consider to be a very inconsistent actor, performed very well in my opinion.

The casting (other than Kitagawa Keiko), were very well-done. Although many of them are poor actors, they looked the part. The many, many cameos were very entertaining, and I was especially pleased to see the cameo appearance by LEGENDARY Watanabe Misato singing "My Revolution".

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