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The Calamari Wrestler

This hilarious comedy pits accomplished wrestler Koji Taguchi against an unexpected opponent - a giant squid named the Calamari Wrestler - poking fun at the world of pro-wrestling. The squid's unexpected impact on a young girl's life adds to the laughs.

The Calamari Wrestler

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95 minutes

About 'The Calamari Wrestler'

The film “The Cala­mari Wrestler” from 2004 tells the story of an extraordinary wrest­ling match. During an ordinary pro­fes­sional wrest­ling match, a giant Calamar sud­denly appears after the fight to chal­lenge the winner of the match.

When the spec­tators see the fighting style of the Cala­mari, they realise that it is no ordinary opponent, but Kan-Ichi Iwata, a former wrest­ling star. Iwata had given up wrest­ling three years ago to undergo strict ascetic training in the moun­tains of Pakistan.

The Japanese wrest­ling fed­er­a­tion sees Iwata’s appear­ance as a chance to get him to step back into the ring and lose in a fake match. The defeated man takes up the offer and also travels to Pakistan to undergo the same training that made Iwata invin­cible.

On the day of the fight, a giant octopus with over­sized tentacles com­petes against the cala­mari. In this fight, the cala­mari keeps the upper hand and cel­eb­rates his vic­tory after­wards.

The next and most dan­gerous opponent is a giant cock­roach, which chal­lenges the cala­mari to a decisive fight. Whether the Cala­mari can also win this fight remains to be seen. The film “The Cala­mari Wrestler” is an extraordinary story about the will to win and the power of over­coming obstacles.

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