- Movie: Kaiji / Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler / Gambling Apocalypse Kaiji
- Romaji: Kaiji: Jinsei Gyakuten Gemu
- Japanese: カイジ / カイジ 人生逆転ゲーム
- Director: Toya Sato
- Writer: Mika Omori (Screenplay) Nobuyuki Fukumoto (manga)
- Producer: Masatoshi Yamaguchi
- Cinematographer: Katsumi Yanagijima
- Release Date: October 10, 2009
- Runtime: 120 min.
- Genre: Suspense-Thriller / Death Game / Based on a Comic
- Production Company: NTV
- Distributor: Toho
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Kaiji Ito moves to Japan after graduating from high school. Unable to find a job and frustrated with society at large, Kaiji spends his days gambling, vandalizing cars, and drinking booze.
Two years later and his life no better, a debt collector named Endo arrives to collect money. The debt collector then offers two choices to Kaiji: spend 10 year paying off your loan or board a gambling boat for one night to repay your debt & possibly make a whole lot more. Meanwhile, the unscrupulous Endo is actually conning Kaiji, believing he won’t come back from voyage. Kaiji is then up for the night of his life.
- Based on Nobuyuki Fukumoto’s manga “Tobaku Mokushiroku Kaiji”.
- Related titles:
- Kaiji 2 (2011)
|Tatsuya Fujiwara||Yuki Amami||Taro Yamamoto||Ken Mitsuishi|
|Kaiji Ito||Rinko Endo||Joji Funai||Koji Ishida|
|Suzuki Matsuo||Kenichi Matsuyama||Kei Sato||Teruyuki Kagawa|
|Taro Otsuki||Makoto Sahara||Kazutaka Hyoto||Yukio Tonegawa|
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