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Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (2016)

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 ... See full summary »

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Yasuko
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Mio
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Nishino
Haruna Kawaguchi ...
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Misaki Saisho
Takashi Sasano ...
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Naoko Satô
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Okawa
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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.

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That man isn't my father, he is total stranger.

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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 »

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Featured in Light in a Dark Corner (2017) See more »

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Exceptionally unexceptional
16 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

The cinematography is stellar and the music effective. Hidetoshi Nishijima hits the mark, he is to be forgiven. Unfortunately, the movie fails to deliver on the pledge it makes during its slow- burning yet mystically gripping first half.

Instead, it takes an erroneous right turn in Albuquerque and puts out nothing more your bog- standard horrorblah of cheapthrilly, jumpscary plothole extravaganza we've come to expect from the likes of all the Paranormal Activities out there.

Worth a watch? If there's nothing else on, go for it. Until then, reserve your nail-biting for something a little more composed and well-nourished; the atmospheric horror-noir 'Cure' by the very same Kiyoshi Kurosawa comes to mind.


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