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Former MTV director Hiroyuki Nakano follows up on his stylish pastiche of samurai flicks with this slick romantic comedy. Set in Tokyo in 2002, the film centers on Keisuke (Masatoshi Nagase), a fledgling actor who manages to snag a bit part in a samurai actioner when he catches the eye of the film's star, Mika (Kumiko Asou). This lucky break proves to be a mixed blessing, as the lead samurai (Naoto Takenaka) is a vain prima donna who blames Keisuke for his foul-ups. Keisuke's personal life is equally chaotic -- his longtime girlfriend Eri (Akiko Monou) just dumped him; and even though… More