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Midnight Diner (2014)

Shinya shokudô (original title)
A cook opens a restaurant that only serves from midnight till dawn. One day, he discovers an obituary urn. Follow the stories of his regulars tangled astound this urn.

Director:

Joji Matsuoka

Writers:

Yarô Abe (manga), Katsuhiko Manabe (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Master
Saki Takaoka ... Tamako Kawashima
Tokio Emoto Tokio Emoto ... Hajime Nishida
Mikako Tabe ... Michiru Kuriyama
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Kiyohiko Shibukawa ... Tadao
Mitsuki Tanimura
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tamae Andô Tamae Andô ... Marilyn
Makoto Arikawa Makoto Arikawa
Toshiki Ayata Toshiki Ayata ... Kosuzu
Chisun Chisun
Hideyo Fujita Hideyo Fujita
Mansaku Fuwa Mansaku Fuwa ... Chu
Kaoru Hirata Kaoru Hirata ... Saya
Mihoko Ikeda Mihoko Ikeda
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A cook opens a restaurant that only serves from midnight till dawn. One day, he discovers an obituary urn. Follow the stories of his regulars tangled astound this urn.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 January 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Midnight Diner See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Popular TV Series Movie Version... Not worth making a movie over. Just why?
11 March 2017 | by pinokiyoSee all my reviews

I watched a few episodes of the TV drama series (which is also based on the manga), which was somewhat watchable; it works as TV episodes/series... I had no idea they made a "movie" version of the drama series. I imagined the movie would be somewhat interesting... WRONG.

What an absolutely boring snorefest.

Sure, it has a grade-up "film look", but the story is like a cure for insomnia.

Who thought this would make a good movie idea??? It's practically just a regular TV episode/story that is just super dragged out.

The premise is not interesting at all.

Also if you haven't even seen the TV series and invested your time in the characters before, the movie will feel even more pointless and boring.

PASS.


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