MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 694 this week

Original Sin (1992)
"Shinde mo ii" (original title)

7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 46 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1069 titles
created 22 Jan 2013
 
a list of 269 titles
created 28 Oct 2013
 
list image
a list of 803 titles
created 10 months ago
 
list image
a list of 1973 titles
created 9 months ago
 
list image
a list of 813 titles
created 3 weeks ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Original Sin" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Original Sin (1992)

Original Sin (1992) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Original Sin.
8 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A story about the rise and fall of United Red Army, a real life 70s short-lived Japanese armed revolutionary communist movement similar to more famous Red Brigades in Italy or ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Stars: Maki Sakai, Arata Iura, Akie Namiki
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Tôyama, a weak-willed businessman, is in debt to the Yakuza; they also have a video of him bribing a government minister. To clear his debts, he agrees to let them drug and kidnap his wife ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Renji Ishibashi, Ken'ichi Endô
Eureka (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The traumatized survivors of a murderous bus hijacking come together and take a road trip to attempt to overcome their damaged selves. Meanwhile a serial killer is on the loose.

Director: Shinji Aoyama
Stars: Kôji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Masaru Miyazaki
Gonin 2 (1996)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Thrown together by chance during the robbery of a jewelry store by a Yakuza gang, five women take advantage of the situation to make off with the heist's loot, while a man hunts the same ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Ken Ogata, Shinobu Ôtake, Kimiko Yo
Key of Life (2012)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house -- only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.

Director: Kenji Uchida
Stars: Masato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryôko Hirosue
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A private investigator takes on an odd job to retrieve a lost Rolex, only to find himself lured into a case filled with violence and sex by his mysterious employer. (Japanese with English subtitles).

Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Naoto Takenaka, Kimiko Yo, Jinpachi Nezu
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Yui Natsukawa, Jinpachi Nezu, Toshiyuki Nagashima
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Mayako Katsuragi, Naoto Takenaka, Hirofumi Kobayashi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Mai Kitajima, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Kanji Tsuda
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Tooyama, an aging impotent art critic, sends his much-younger wife, Shizuko, to Paris to evaluate the work of Ikegami, an artist he sponsors. She discovers she's curious about ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Aya Sugimoto, Ken'ichi Endô, Fujiko
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Maiko Kawakami, Jinpachi Nezu, Noriko Hayami
Sweet Whip (2013)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Naoko was a freshman in high school she was kidnapped and imprisoned by a man who lived next door. For one month, she went through hell. Finally, she killed the man and escaped.

Director: Takashi Ishii
Stars: Mitsu Dan, Yuki Mamiya, Hiroko Nakajima
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Shinobu Ôtake ...
Nami Tsuchiya
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Makoto Hirano
Hideo Murota ...
Hideki Tsuchiya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryô Iwamatsu ...
Gay guy in his 40s
Kiminobu Okumura ...
Murakami
Kôen Okumura ...
Murakami
Gregory Marshall Smith ...
Impatient man
...
Gay guy in his 30s
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 1992 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Original Sin  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Love Triangle: Japanese Style
26 August 2008 | by (China) – See all my reviews

We meet Makota Hirano as he ambles into sleepy, small-town Japan with no apparent aim or aspiration. A fleeting encounter with a young lady, called Nami, at a train station leads him to follow her to the Estate Agents, where she works. The shy, young asthmatic asks for a job from her husband, who owns the business, his motivation obviously not being that he wants to get closer to the world of real estate; no it is something else he is desperate to get nearer to. Before long we realise that Makota is not as shy as he may at first appear and Nami is caught between the pull of the unpredictable younger drifter and the security of her older and richer husband. Original Sin, and I have no idea why it is called that, is a beautifully crafted film from the point of view of the editing and camera work. There are several scenes where the camera placement gives us an excellent and unusual view on proceedings. Takashi Ishii is also not afraid just to let it roll and the scenes often unfurl uncut at their own leisurely pace. The soundtrack is understated but supportive and the acting is of a high standard all round. The unusualness and intensity of some of the characters actions did baffle my Western mind at times, but a general feeling of top-quality film-making pervades throughout and it is well worth a watch if you appreciate the finer-points of Japanese Cinema.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Original Sin (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?