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Angel Dust (1994)

Enjeru dasuto (original title)
Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - who ... See full summary »

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Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

Writers:

Yorozu Ikuta (screenplay), Gakuryû Ishii (screenplay) (as Sogo Ishii)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kaho Minami ... Setsuko Suma
Takeshi Wakamatsu Takeshi Wakamatsu ... Rei Aku
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Tomoo
Ryoko Takizawa Ryoko Takizawa ... Yuki Takei
Masayuki Shionoya Masayuki Shionoya
Toshinori Kondo Toshinori Kondo
Yukio Yamato Yukio Yamato
Jin Akiyama Jin Akiyama
Tomorô Taguchi
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Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - who Setsuko used to date. As she get closer to the solution, she gets more and more convinced that Aku's deprogramming of former sectmembers is important. Written by Mattias Sandstrm <d92-mas@nada.kth.se>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel Dust See more »

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Twins Japan See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Innovative, tense and unnerving tale
11 April 2006 | by christopher-underwoodSee all my reviews

Innovative, tense and unnerving tale that is also very stylish, with inspired visuals, imaginative use of sound and spectacular editing. It is also a little confusing upon first viewing but it is clear by the end that everything did make sense. An intelligent work that deals with gender/work issues, psychological make up and it's consequences plus the question of dealing with cult 'victims'. In short a lot of ground is covered and it should not be forgotten that this is still a rattling good yarn involving a serial killer who acts each Monday on a Tokyo underground line at 6.00 pm. Setsuko is called in to help police with the case, she having had experience in the field and,, it turns out, worked rather closely with another certain gentleman who we meet a little later. The b/w security camera sequences shot in his clinic are possibly a little long but it is fearsome stuff


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