Fairy-tale fantasy is turned on its head this time, as a fairy godmother in training commits the ultimate faux pas and transforms a handsome young man into an ugly ape. Prince Cinders then spends all his time doing housework, while his brothers traipse about creating havoc.
Kitano plays Murakawa, a Tokyo yakuza tiring of gangster life. Along with a few of his henchmen, he is sent by his boss to Okinawa to help end a gang war, supposedly to mediate between two warring clans.
This outrageous time-travel comedy follows the misadventures of a wacky medieval knight (Jean Reno) and his faithful servant when they are accidentally transported to contemporary times by a senile sorcererMayhem rules as these 12th-century visitors try adapting to the wildly confusing modern world.