Dumbeast

(2009)

Overview

How hard is it to kill an idiot? Just ask Kudo Kankuro! The acclaimed screenwriter brings his 2004 Kunio Kishida-winning stage play Donju (a.k.a. Dumb Animal) to the big screen in all its wacky tragicomedic glory. The one and only Asano Tadanobu sports a seriously nerdy bowl haircut to play the leading role of simple-minded novelist Dekogawa who has mysteriously disappeared. Dekogawa wrote an autobiography about his youth that reveals not only his past, but also some of his childhood friends’ best-forgotten secrets. In order to keep the skeletons in the closet, these buddies of yesteryear try to silence him permanently. But no matter how hard they try to kill Dekogawa, he just keeps coming back – because he’s simply too thickheaded to die!

  1. Mr. Hide

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tadanobu Asano

    Tadanobu Asano

    Dekogawa

  2. Kazuki Kitamura

    Kazuki Kitamura

    Chi Edajima

  3. Aimi Satsukawa

    Aimi Satsukawa

    Nora

  4. Yūsuke Santamaria

    Yūsuke Santamaria

    Okamoto

  5. Yoko Maki

    Yoko Maki

    Shizuka

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Facts

Original Title Donju

Status Released

Release Information

  • May 16, 2009
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 1h 46m

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