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Adrift in Tokyo (2007)
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Adrift in Tokyo (2007)
Original name: 転々
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a university student for 8 years and owes money to loan sharks. One day, a man named Fukuhara comes to collect the loan, which Fumiya cannot pay. So Fukuhara makes a proposition: He will cancel the debt as long as Fumiya agrees to walk with him across Tokyo to the police station of Kasumigaseki, where he intends to turn himself in for a crime he deeply regrets. Not having much choice, Fumiya accepts the deal. Thus begins their journey which will lead them to various unusual encounters, most of all with themselves.
Style: humorous, touching, clever, offbeat, realistic, talky, semi serious
Plot: on the road, confession, walking, gangsters, crimes, friendship, friends, bookies, collector, urban, loan, escapades, city life, regret, yakuza, teenager, football, basketball, painter, police, hotel, food, golf, beach, theft ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and offbeat films with plots about friends, friendship, on the road, love and romance, buddies, couples and lifestyle mostly in Comedy genres. Some movies like Adrift in Tokyo: Kamikaze Girls (2004), Instant Swamp (2009), Nora's Hair Salon II (2008), Things to Do (2006), What Men Talk About (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Comedy
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Duration: 102 min.
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Instant Swamp (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Nora's Hair Salon II (2008)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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Things to Do (2006)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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The Big Trip (2011)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
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