Shangri-La (2001)

Shangri-La
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 49mins.
Genres Foreign
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Shusaku Matsuoka Producer n/a 3 3000004
Tsuneo Ochi Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Kazushi Miki Producer n/a 3 3000003
Yoichi Arishege Producer n/a 3 3000002
Motumu Tomita Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tsuchikawa Tsutomu Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Masakuni Takahashi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Koji Endo Music n/a 120781 8000001
Taiji Shimamura Editor n/a 172 7000001
Hideo Yamamoto Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Yuji Aoki Source Material (from novel) 120786 4000002
Takashi Miike Director n/a 2 2000001
Yuji Aoki Actor n/a 1 1000013
Shugeru Muroi Actor n/a 1 1000005
Akaji Maro Actor n/a 1 1000006
Midoriko Kimura Actor n/a 1 1000004
Yo Tokui Actor n/a 1 1000003
Shirô Sano Actor n/a 1 1000002
Hoka Kinoshita Actor n/a 1 1000007
Nao Omori Actor n/a 1 1000008
Toshiki Ayata Actor n/a 1 1000012
Yojin Hino Actor n/a 1 1000011
Kogan Ashiya Actor n/a 1 1000010
Takashi Ebata Actor n/a 1 1000009
Sho Aikawa Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
A typical small business heading straight into the toilet as one bubble after another bursts over the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Umemoto Printers, already creaky thanks to antique equipment, is only the smallest domino to fall as owner Seisuke Umemoto fails to collect on debts from the larger companies he supplies; in turn, he can't pay his loyal employees. This mousy man-of-honor goes on a near-suicidal bender, eventually ending up in a ramshackle shantytown on the edge of Tokyo. Far from being a creepy slum, the ad-hoc village is well run by a quiet powerhouse and possible former yakuza everyone calls the Mayor. With the help of super-organized squatters, like an unemployed postal worker, a blocked novelist, and a would-be private snoop, Umemoto is able to navigate tricky bureaucratic waters in order to get the goods on Nagashima, a corporate CEO who has declared high-profile bankruptcy while secretly funneling his assets through various mistresses and side-companies. After several smaller schemes, the Mayor and company finally get back to Umemoto's beloved Heidelberg presses where they literally give him a license to print money -- or something as good as money.