Who's Camus Anyway? (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Who's Camus Anyway? (2005)




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The Japanese film Who's Camus Anyway concerns a group of Tokyo college students who attempt to make a feature film called "The Bored Murderer." The film charts how the process affects everybody involved in a variety of ways.

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Hirotaro Honda
as Professor Nakajo
Tetsuji Tamayama
as Hiroshi Nishiura
Shuji Kashiwabara
as Naoki Matsukawa
Ai Maeda
as Kiyoko Hisada
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Critic Reviews for Who's Camus Anyway?

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

Energy and comedy are in large supply in writer-director Mitsuo Yanagimachi's Who's Camus Anyway?, yet another riff on the levels of reality that occur when a cast and crew make a movie.

May 20, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

While it's chock full of film references, colorful characters, and social eccentricities, its true sophistication emerges gradually, posing complex questions about the roles of fantasy, identity, and volition in modern life.

Full Review… | November 1, 2006

Yanagimachi's inventive film about a collegiate film school project contains tangled webs of melodramatic fun along with moments of self-reflection

Full Review… | August 22, 2006
Old School Reviews

The Japanese propensity for faithful imitation is the focus of Yanagimachi's film, and, most of all, the imitation of life through the cinema.

Full Review… | March 24, 2006
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

Imagine stapling a Hitchcock coda to "Deuce Bigalow, Male Gigolo," and you're halfway there.

January 19, 2006
New York Theatre Wire

section of life, with dramatics, emotions and all the trimmings laid bare

October 5, 2005

Audience Reviews for Who's Camus Anyway?


great fun for cinephiles

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

(****): [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] I was really surprised by how much I liked this film. I found it to be near-perfect. A very intriguing story, solid direction, and a strong cast. One of my new favorites.


I was really dreading watching this because I hate making-a-film films, and especially the idea of a making-a-student-film film. Basically its a remake of Day for Night, but it's Truffaut's The Story of Adele H. (a much greater film than Day for Night) that the movie constantly makes reference to. Why remake Truffaut's lightest film while drawing all inspiration from his darkest film? It's a highly unsettling juxtaposition and just one of the many examples of this film's extraordinary intelligence. And the ending is the scariest sequence I've seen in a long time. One of the great films of the decade.

GringoTex Johnson
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