Synopsis by Mark Deming
A robbery gone wrong equals action, adventure, and edgy humor in this fast-paced entertainment from Japan. Fujimoto (Masanobu Ando) is an ambitious but immature criminal who teams up with two of his friends -- sure-shot Takamura (Hiroyuki Ikeuchi) and daydreaming Nishiyama (Takeshi Kaneshiro) -- for an ambitious robbery, in which the three plan to clear out a futuristic bank outside Tokyo in a mere five minutes. But little goes as planned, and what was intended to be a fast, efficient bank job becomes a day-long siege, as the thieves become trapped inside the bank and soon find themselves doing battle with customers, bank staff, security guards, and the police. Supaas Torabaraazu was directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro, who previously made the Japanese cult hit Odoru Dai Sosa Sen, and was based on a play created by the Japanese comic troupe Jobi Joba. The title, by the way, refers to a television series that Jujimoto and his friends are obsessed with.
bank-robbery, con/scam, criminal, heist, trapped