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A Pierrot (2009)

Jûryoku piero (original title)
A haunting mystery about a Japanese family where a current series of crime paves the way to unraveling an unexpected family truth.

Director:

Jun'ichi Mori (as Junichi Mori)

Writers:

Kôtarô Isaka (based on the novel by), Tomoko Aizawa (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ryô Kase ... Izumi Okuno
Masaki Okada ... Haru Okuno
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Masashi Okuno
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Natsuko
Yoshinori Okada ... Izumi's friend
Atsuro Watabe ... Yukio Katsuragi
Kyôka Suzuki Kyôka Suzuki ... Rieko Okuno
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A haunting mystery about a Japanese family where a current series of crime paves the way to unraveling an unexpected family truth.

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Contrived and implausible...but....
19 February 2015 | by KFLSee all my reviews

One of those films that presents an intriguing puzzle, the solution to which is not really believable....

There is a lot of offbeat quirkiness in this film, but also some solemn moments and several truly likable characters. A rather wonderful relationship between two brothers, and between them and their parents. And several surprises, including a show-stopper.

These are mostly positive elements that frequently made the film a nice experience for me; but too much here is artificial, straining credulity to the breaking point. A very mixed bag.

I watched it in Japanese; I don't know if a subbed or dubbed version is available. There are certainly many lines that would not be readily translatable into English (as one example, the nickname "Natsuko", summer-child, given to the girl who always follows around Haru (spring)).


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 May 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Pierrot See more »

Filming Locations:

Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,548,304
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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