Doing Time (2002)

Doing Time is a Japanese live-action movie directed by Yoichi Sai and based on a manga by Kazuichi Hanawa. It was screened at the Vancouver International Film Festival on October 8, 2002 and released by Xanadeux in Japan on December 7, 2002.

The movie follows the day-to-day life of a middle-aged prison inmate. Hanawa (Tsutomu Yamazaki) and his four cellmates actually seem to enjoy the mundaneness of prison life and the regimented style of living it provides.

Over the course of their sentence together, they have detailed conversations about every insignificant topic imaginable and center their seemingly serene existence around mealtime.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Keimusho no Naka
Release date
October 8, 2002
  • Doing Time - US DVD

    Region 1 NTSC DVD (English subtitles)

    Label: Parlour Pictures (US)
    Out: Sep 26, 2006
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Featured Cast

Actor Role
Tsutomu Yamazaki Tsutomu Yamazaki Hanawa
Teruyuki Kagawa Teruyuki Kagawa
Tomorowo Taguchi Tomorowo Taguchi
Yutaka Matsushige Yutaka Matsushige
Toshifumi Muramatsu Toshifumi Muramatsu
Ren Osugi Ren Osugi
Yozaburo Ito Yozaburo Ito
Kenichi Endo Kenichi Endo
Matomu Onda Matomu Onda
Shigemitsu Ogi Shigemitsu Ogi
Kippei Shiina Kippei Shiina
yosuke-kubozuka Yosuke Kubozuka
Houka Kinoshita Houka Kinoshita
Hidekazu Nagae Hidekazu Nagae
No photo available Koji Enokido
Masahiro Toda Masahiro Toda
No photo available Satoshi Yamanaka
Yoshiyuki Morishita Yoshiyuki Morishita
No photo available Hiromi Kuronuma
No photo available Ryoichi Kusanagi
Ayumu Saito Ayumu Saito
yoshihiro-nakamura Yoshihiro Nakamura
No photo available Kaizo Hayashi
daisuke-iijima Daisuke Iijima
No photo available Toshiaki Tanabe
No photo available Yuji Ogata


  • Trailer (English subtitles)

    Added 9 years ago


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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 03:53