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A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth / Yôki na gyangu ga chikyû o mawasu (2006) Tetsu Maeda, Takao Ohsawa, Kyôka Suzuki, Shôta Matsuda, Comedy, Crime

A Cheerful Gang Turns the Earth (2006)
Four strangers (a verbose romantic, a human lie detector, an expert pickpocket, and a woman with a preternaturally precise sense of time) are brought together by chance when they inadvertently team up to thwart a bank robbery. Recognizing the potential of their combined talents, they decide to form a bank-robbing gang themselves, just for the fun and romance of it. Their heists are played out swiftly and coolly, less like robberies than performance art. Eventually, the foursome’s good-natured crime streak is interrupted when a man from one of their pasts creates a whirlwind of extortion and double crossing.
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