Taking place during the Second Sino-Japanese War and based on a banned short story by writer Edogawa Rampo, Wakamatsu's latest film is both an indictment of right-wing militarist-nationalism and a deeply affecting reminder of the pressures put on Japanese women during war and peacetime. Part of a series of works that re-visit the country’s fascist past, Caterpillar satirically deploys Japanese propaganda and demystifies the glorification of the country’s wartime past.
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|All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 14,901-15,000)
|All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 19,501-19,600)
|All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 7,001-7,100)
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||May 6th, 2011 (Limited) by Lorber Films, released as Caterpillar|
||January 17th, 2012 by Kino Video, released as Caterpillar|
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||Returning Soldiers, World War II, Foreign Language, Political, War, Agitprop, Paralysis / Loss of a Limb|
|Source:||Based on Fiction Book/Short Story|
|Production Method:||Live Action|
|Creative Type:||Historical Fiction|
||Koji Wakamatsu Films|
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May 10th, 2011
Thor was the only film to top the $10,000 mark on the per theater chart with an average of $16,618 in just under 4,000 theaters. Fast Five did come reasonably close to that mark with an average of $8,860, while the best limited release was Cave of Forgotten Dreams with $8,059.
May 6th, 2011
It is officially the beginning of summer, at least according to the movie industry. And while most eyes are on Thor, there's a bundle of limited releases trying to compete for limited box office dollars. I'm not overly bullish on most film's chances. There are a few films opening in way too many theaters, some that are opening with Tomatometer scores that would be terrible for wide releases, etc. There are also a few with good reviews or some advanced buzz, but going the limited release route is always a risk. Let's hope some can escape it.
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