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Sôseiji (1999)

A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.

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Yukio Daitokuji / Sutekichi
Ryô ...
Rin
Yasutaka Tsutsui ...
Yukio's Father
Masako Motai ...
Shige
Renji Ishibashi ...
Beggar Monk
Akaji Maro ...
Kakubê
Tomorô Taguchi ...
Middle-aged Patient
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Young Patient
Yukito Mizoguchi ...
Child
Eri Yu ...
(as Eri Yû)
Hisako Ôkata ...
Taki'e
Yuriko Hirooka ...
Toshiko
Yuki Inomata ...
Suzu
Sujin Kim ...
Detective
Hiromi Kuronuma
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Yukio is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio's face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife's past, be revealed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A full-sized water well set with removable sections was constructed entirely above ground, for filming inside and from the "into" and "upward" perspective angles. It was about 60-70 feet tall. See more »

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Featured in Tsukamoto Shin'ya ga Ranpo suru (2000) See more »

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Suisiei no kaiken
Music by Teiichi Okano
Lyrics by Nobutsuna Sasaki
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Stunning cinematography, dualist identity crisis plot
21 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Stunning cinematography, moments of serene bliss cutting effortlessly to shocking scenes more akin to his earlier Tetsuo imagery. Tour de force and evidence of a rapidly growing range and depth. So so plot though, the beast within, Jekyll and Hyde, Janus, that sort of thing.


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