Michel Gondry Directs A Fantastically Weird Japanese Commercial Featuring A Giant Foot

Come on, Michel Gondry — why take your delightfully odd talents to Japan? Start directing commercials in the U.S. and we will gladly take them, comically over-sized feet and all. Just like George Clooney, Michel isn’t limiting himself to feature films, as his spot for a Japanese department store shows.

As with many of Michel’s movies —¬†Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep (didn’t see Green Hornet, but, what?) — things can be a bit confusing and surreal at first. But then Michel does his thing of throwing you for a loop involving a giant foot and a maniacally screaming man, only to smack you upside the head with how it’s all connected at the end.

In any case, we’d totally go to this store if there was one nearby. Two giant, freaky thumbs up, Michel!

Michel Gondry Directed a Japanese Commercial, And It’s Awesomely Weird [FilmDrunk]


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  1. DariusC says:

    Slw dy cnsmrst?

    • DariusC says:

      Yes, I devoweled myself before anyone else could come along and say the same (with the same end result).

    • graytotoro says:

      No, my bladder disease has not returned.

      Am I the only one who views devoweled comments as if they’re written in Welsh? Also, does Japan really need Michael Gondry to make weird commercials? They’re the ones who practically invented the genre.

  2. Kate says:

    Japan has a lot of weird commercials.

    • Battlehork says:

      My favorite was one with Hulk Hogan singing some kind of nursery rhyme. It was for an air conditioner.

  3. gman863 says:

    Oh no — FOOTZILLA!

  4. Coffee says:

    When I was first watching this commercial, I thought he was just being polite because that’s what Japanese people do. I have no idea how accurate or inaccurate that statement is, as 90% of my Japanese cultural knowledge comes from Lost in Translation and the novel Shogun.

  5. El_Fez says:
  6. Kuri says:

    Fuck yeah Japan!!!!

  7. Arcaeris says:

    Is that the dude from Densha Otoko?

  8. pika2000 says:

    Love Japanese CMs. More entertaining.

  9. zantafio says:

    I don’t get it, help please!

    • yurei avalon says:

      It was a commercial about a store, where they claim the bargains are so good they make you crazy happy. So the foot ties in with the guy is in all this pain but it doesn’t matter because he just left from this store and is in a great mood from the deals he got.

  10. Razor512 says:

    lol pretty good commercial