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    I Want to Be a Shellfish (Watashi wa Kani ni Naritai) is a 2008 Japanese movie based on a Tetsutaro Kato novel and directed by Katsuo Fukuzawa. It is a remake of the 1959 film of the same name that was scripted by Shinobu Hashimoto, who earlier co-wrote Shichinin no samurai (1954) with Akira Kurosawa.

    One relatively peaceful post-war day in Japan, Toyomatsu Shimizu (Masahiro Nakai), a barber and good family man, is unexpectedly arrested by the Prefectural Police, declared a suspected war criminal, and subsequently sued for murder by the American occupation forces.