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Tokyo Eyes (1998)

The police are tracking a man who shoots at people. But the young sister of a detective find that he's not the mad vigilante portrayed in newspapers.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shinji Takeda ...
K
Hinano Yoshikawa ...
Hinano
Kaori Mizushima ...
Naomi
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Roy
Ren Ôsugi ...
Bus driver
Masayuki Yui ...
Manager of beauty parlor
Morooka Moro ...
Video shop clerk
Ken Mitsuishi ...
Video shop customer
Fumiya Tanaka ...
D.J.
Hidaki Oikawa ...
Bouncer
Asaidori ...
Bouncer
Yôichirô Saitô ...
Boy at disco
Minako Hashimoto ...
Girl at disco
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Boy in quarrel
Kirina Mano ...
Girl in quarrel
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A young man shooting at people is nicknamed Four Eyes in the press because of his thick-lensed glasses. The young Hinano, sister of a policeman who is on the case, recognized the mysterious 'killer' by the way he acts in the metro. She follows him to find out where he lives. Ready to inform against him, something will stop her... Written by Jean-Marie Berthiaume <jiembe@videotron.ca>

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Tokiói szemek  »

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At first, the Tokyo Eyes original script was written like a traditional French film, with local cast and crew and the movie had to be shot in Paris. However, the director suddenly changed his mind and decided to shoot it in Japan with a Japanese cast. The director and the chief-operator, both French, did not speak Japanese but they decided to take the challenge anyway and accepted to work with a Japanese cast and crew. See more »

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Not your typical serial killer
6 May 2005 | by (Tellus) – See all my reviews

'Four Eyes' likes loopy techno, video games and justice, whenever he see people that are acting up or in any way discriminates by being racist or by looks, he takes matters into his own hands. Enter Hinano Yoshikawa, a horrible actor, but tolerable - and things are bound to change.

After the first twenty minutes or so this didn't look like it could make it through, but if you hang on and don't mind the acting, it is actually quite enjoyable. And its nice to see techno represented as both soundtrack and also as a (small) part of the movie even if its a little ahem loopy and directionless. Typical for its time I guess.


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