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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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Cast overview:
Kaho Minami ...
Setsuko Suma
Takeshi Wakamatsu ...
Rei Aku
Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Tomoo
Ryoko Takizawa ...
Yuki Takei
Masayuki Shionoya
Toshinori Kondo
Yukio Yamato
Jin Akiyama
Tomorowo 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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Masterpiece
19 October 2009 | by (IN) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best, best, BEST films I've ever seen. Really blew me away. Hard to describe what makes it work so well, though, so bear with me here. Nearly every scene had me just saying to myself, "This is brilliant." A very slow, moody, subtle, mostly-silent work for a lot of its length, so the moments of screaming and insanity will really break your mind to pieces if you're paying close attention. There's a lot going on here, a lot to take in, and probably a lot lost in translation. No matter, the atmosphere, the amazing/insane editing, and the dialogue -- which goes from oddly philosophical to philisophically odd -- is mindblowing.

A cold, disconnected, existentialist treat for the senses.


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