December 21, 2006

Great Moments In Japanese Cinema

This was the description of one of the movies being shown on my flight to Tokyo yesterday (the day before? I'm not really sure):
Comedy - 'Udon'

Trying to put behind him a failed career at stand-up comedy abroad, Kosuke returns to Japan. He does not look forward to the terse response he expects from his father, a noodle maker with whom he has an awkward relationship . . . Somehow he manages to spark a nationwide udon boom and realises that his calling may lie in following in his father's footsteps.
Now, tell me, why is it that when the Japanese actually make movies it ends up sounding like it would if it were a SNL skit about the Japanese making movies?

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