On Air (2002)

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Shinichi Ushiyama directs this wry show business comedy about a doomed TV show called "Welcome to Heart VIP," concerning a handsome mayor of Tokyo (Hiroyuki Watanabe) and his voluptuous cabaret-singing girlfriend (Kyoko Yagihara). When the show gets axed after its eighth show, producer Oba (Tsurumi) informs cast and crew that they have one final show to produce. The show's writer (Kaoru Sugita) -- who is also Oba's ex-wife -- along with the star's talent agency (Asako Yashiro), seethe with rage over the sudden cancellation. With shooting scheduled to begin the following day, Oba racks his brain to end his show in a manner that will make people remember.