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Director  Satoshi Miki
Screenplay  Satoshi Miki
Country  Japan
7.6/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy
Running time  1h 41m
Story by  Yoshinaga Fujita
Language  Japanese
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Release date  10 November 2007 (2007-11-10)
Writer  Yoshinaga Fujita (novel), Satoshi Miki (screenplay)
Cast  Joe Odagiri (Fumiya Takemura), Tomokazu Miura (Aiichiro Fukuhara), Kyôko Koizumi (Makiko), Yuriko Yoshitaka (Fufumi), Kumiko Aso (Mikaduki Shizuka), Eri Fuse (Sendai)
Similar movies  47 Ronin, The Last Samurai, Black Rain, 13 Assassins, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, My Neighbor Totoro

Adrift in Tokyo (Japanese title 転々, tenten) is a 2007 Japanese film based on a novel by Yoshinaga Fujita.


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Leading a lazy life, Fumiya has been a 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. Based on the original novel by the 125th Naoki Prize winner Yoshinaga Fujita.


Adrift in Tokyo movie scenes
  • Joe Odagiri as Fumiya Takemura
  • Tomokazu Miura as Aiichiro Fukuhara
  • Kyoko Koizumi as Makiko
  • Yuriko Yoshitaka as Fufumi
  • Credits

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  • Director: Satoshi Miki (Damejin, Turtles Swim Faster Than Expected, The Insects Unlisted in the Encyclopedia)
  • Writer (Screenplay) : Satoshi Miki (Damejin, Turtles Swim Faster Than Expected, The Insects Unlisted in the Encyclopedia)
  • Writer (Novel) : Yoshinaga Fujita
  • Cinematographer : Souhei Tanigawa
  • Editor : Nobuyuki Takahashi
  • Sound : Mitsuru Seya
  • Production Designer : Keiko Mitsumatsu
  • Production Companies : Aoi Promotion, Geneon Entertainment and Style Jam
  • Festivals

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  • Udine Far East Festival 2008
  • New York Asian Film Festival 2008
  • Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival 2008
  • Fantasia Festival 2008
  • Raindance Film Festival 2008
  • Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival 2008 – Closing Film
  • Ottawa International Film Festival
  • Awards

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  • Fantasia International Film Festival: Best Script (Satoshi Miki); Special Mention (Jo Odagiri and Tomokazu Miura)
  • Kinema Junpo Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Tomokazu Miura)
  • International Release

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  • Japan : November 10, 2007
  • Canada : Montreal : April 10, 2009 – (DÉRIVE À TOKYO) Toronto : May 1, 2009 & Vancouver : May 22, 2009
  • Reviews

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  • “Satoshi Miki makes a Masterpiece. ...Miki puts together a great comedy from start to finish.”

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    Mark Schilling, The Japan Times

  • “Together, (Odagiri & Miura) make for good cinematic company. Their trip through Tokyo shows us the city from a perspective we may not have seen and reminds us that the world is full of small and large beauties...”
  • Jay Seaver, eFilmCritic

  • “... has the kind of low-key, effortless charm that most movies sweat for. ... it is a masterpiece of throwaway lines and little oddities. This is a lovely film that should not be missed.”
  • David Austin, Cinema Strikes Back

  • “ of the five best films in the world for 2008. It’s just as good on second viewing. ...a meandering, quirky and surprisingly beautiful piece of work that perfectly balances humour and emotion.”
  • Todd Brown, Twichfilm

  • “...a droll charmer. ... gently but heartily amusing throughout...”
  • Russell Edwards, Variety

  • “... a comic stroll that is indeed aimless, but consciously, introspectively, and out-of-left-field hilariously so.”
  • Aaron Hillis, The Village Voice

  • “...before I knew it I was hooked in and in step with two characters as they lead me on a walking tour of Tokyo and their pasts.”
  • Emer Schlosser, Inside E Online

    Other Reviews :

  • eFilmCritic
  • Twitchfilm
  • Critical Culture
  • Variety
  • Technical specifications

  • Original Title : Tenten
  • Origin Country : Japan
  • Format: 35 mm
  • Duration: 101 min
  • Color
  • Sound: Dolby SRD
  • Adrift in tokyo ten ten miki satoshi 2007 english subtitled trailer


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