Thirty Lies or So (2004)

Thirty Lies or So is a Japanese movie directed by Kentaro Otani. It was released by Asmik Ace Entertainment in Japan on December 18, 2004.

Miki Nakatani leads an ensemble cast as Takarada, a member of a group of swindlers which has reunited to pull off a big caper involving down comforters, shoddy encyclopedias, and a panda suit. However, the actual scam they’re about to run takes a back seat to the trust issues between the group. In fact, most of the film is set on a cramped train.

The team originally parted ways three years ago after one of their own betrayed them, running off with the cash. Meanwhile, their fearless leader Shikata (Kippei Shiina) seems to have never recovered his confidence after that and Takarada holds a secret grudge against the buxom Imai (Anri Ban) for her possible involvement in the first betrayal. Will the team manage to get their mojo back, or fall apart all over again?

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Yaku Sanjū no Uso
Release date
December 18, 2004
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Featured Cast

Actor Role
Kippei Shiina Kippei Shiina
Miki Nakatani Miki Nakatani
Satoshi Tsumabuki Satoshi Tsumabuki
Seiichi Tanabe Seiichi Tanabe
Norito Yashima Norito Yashima
anri-ban Anri Ban
Yu Tokui Yu Tokui

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    Review: Thirty Lies or So

    I know the whole “suitcase full of cash”, double-cross caper flick has been done to death over the years—especially in Japanese cinema. It’s sort of a mainstay and at times these films can...

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  • Trailer (Japanese)

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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 04:15