Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ...
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Akiko travels to Vladivostok Russia to meet Matsunaga who she first met in Tokyo and is unable to forget. Even though Akiko meets Matsunaga again, Matsunaga does not remember her. Matsunaga... See full summary »
Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.
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Reiko, a prize-winning writer, moves to a quiet isolated house to finish up her new novel. One night she sees the man next door transporting an object wrapped in cloth. She finds out he is ... See full summary »
Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn't know him at all.
The serial killer that the main character discusses with his class is Robert Hansen. He would kidnap prostitutes and take them in his plane into the forest where he would hunt them down and kill them. He lived in Alaska. See more »
If you liked "Cure" or "Pulse" you will be disappointed by this movie. It seems like Kurosawa lost his "magic". This is a very average movie, nothing you haven't seen before. The camera-work and acting is great but the movie and the whole plot was a huge letdown to me. What made Kurosawas movies great was that they had this unique idea, this special feeling, something you couldn't really put in words. This movie is just very predictable. To me it wasn't "Creepy" at any point. Throughout the whole movie I was hoping for it to pick up the pace and develop this unique feeling which made Kurosawas movies so great - it never happened. Very early in the movie you could tell whose the Badguy and in which direction this movie is heading. If you want to see Kurosawa at his peak watch "Cure" or "Pulse". If you have seen them already take "Retribution" or "Charisma". This one was a letdown to me.
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