Based on Naomi Azuma’s novel “Bar ni Kakatte Kita Denwa”, the second installment of the author’s “Susukino Tantei” detective series, the film stars Yo Oizumi as a private detective who bases his business out of a bar in Susukino, a red-light district in Sapporo, Hokkaido. In keeping with that premise, Oizumi’s character turns to the audience in the teaser and says “If something comes up, call me here.”
One day, he receives a call from a mystery woman (revealed in the teaser as being played by Koyuki) who gets both he and his combative-yet-reliable partner Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) involved in a dangerous new case. Toshiyuki Nishida also stars as a wealthy industrialist.
Toei will be releasing “Tantei wa Bar ni Iru” in Japan on September 10, 2011
Source: Cinema Today