Synopsis by Jonathan Crow
Takeshi Kitano made an international name for himself for directing films of great emotional subtlety and technical innovation such as Hana-Bi and Sonatine. This film displays none of those traits. Directed under his comedian moniker "Beat Takeshi," Kitano displays the bawdy schtick that made him famous with this gleefully stupid tale about one man's attempt at getting laid. Asao (Dannkann) wakes up one morning from a dream in which he's seen as a hipster shagging a beautiful woman in the back of a really cool car. He immediately sets out to the local car dealership and asks the salesman which vehicle would be best suited for "car sex." Soon he exits the lot with a little sportster and promptly fails at picking up a cute girl he sees on the street. After a series of comic mishaps, ending finally with this car getting crushed by a truck, he goes to plan B -- to steal enough money to fly first class and test his seductive luck with the stewardesses. When robbing a bank fails, he takes up acting in a Zatoichi-like samurai film only to accidentally dump dung on every one of his fellow actors. Finally, after humiliating and exhausting himself trying to get the attention of the opposite sex, he tries to become invisible and embark on a career as a peeping tom. Improbably, he does, getting more than he bargained for.
bank-robbery, car, dream, filmmaker, peeping-tom