KAIJI

KAIJI JINSEI GYAKUTEN GAME

By Toya SATO

NIPPON TV (NTV / NIPPON TELEVISION NETWORK CORP.) - as PROD

Thriller - Completed 2009

Another film adaptation of a hit comic. Kaiji is a loser who is taken to a mysterious ship where he has to gamble his whole life.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 129 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Toya SATO
    • Writer(s)
    • Mika OMORI
    • Producer(s)
    • Naoto FUJIMURA, Kazuhisa KITAJIMA, Masatoshi YAMAGUCHI
    • Synopsis
    • Kaiji is a deadbeat job hopper living hand to mouth. One day, Endo, the female president of a loan company, introduces herself to him and tells him that he has to pay her 2.02 million yen for a debt he casually cosigned for a friend at work, who is now missing. But Kaiji has no way to get a hold of such money…
      Then Endo invites Kaiji to board a ship where he can not only clear the debt overnight but can also make a lot of money for himself at the same time.
      Onboard the ship named Espoir (“hope”), he must play a card game called Restricted Rock Scissors Paper whose rules are simple but takes advantage of human psychology. Kaiji manages to beat one player, but opponents keep coming his way one after the other.
      The game that will change Kaiji’s life has begun.
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