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While the Women Are Sleeping (2016)

While vacationing with his wife, a writer (Hidetoshi Nishijima) begins following another man (Takeshi Kitano) and woman (Shiori Kutsuna) who are guests at the resort hotel where he stays.

Director:

Wayne Wang

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Javier Marías (short story) (as Javier Marias), Michael Ray (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kitano ... Sahara
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Kenji
Sayuri Oyamada ... Aya
Shioli Kutsuna ... Miki (as Shiori Kutsuna)
Hirofumi Arai ... Ishihara
Makiko Watanabe ... Kyoko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lily Franky ... Iizuka (as Lily Frankie)
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While vacationing with his wife, a writer (Hidetoshi Nishijima) begins following another man (Takeshi Kitano) and woman (Shiori Kutsuna) who are guests at the resort hotel where he stays.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 February 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kadınlar Uyurken See more »

Filming Locations:

Izu, Shizuoka, Japan

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first part OK next downhill
3 March 2017 | by HombredelfuturoSee all my reviews

...the days are passing in a luxury seaside village and the story occurs mostly there with only couple of shots in the small town near. The movie promised and delivery until day 2 (every passing day is marked on the screen)or so then it goes downhill; plagued with clichés of the genre and confusing edit and shots. So the suspense gets down and all that mixed stuff start...this is not Hitchcock.

-I really like Beat Kitano and always with his style not defraud here. Nishijima works his roll very good; but I see this actor in other movies and works his acting the same way... The story is based in a short one by an Spanish writer. The camera work is good and the color palette is OK but somehow too digital for my taste. Somehow is a good entertainment but nothing more. Is an OK movie hence the 5 stars


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