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Wana (1996)

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Japan's favorite hard-boiled detective Maiku Hama (Masatoshi Nagase) returns for the third time in this crime drama. A crazed killer has been poisoning women around the city and planting ... See full summary »

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Japan's favorite hard-boiled detective Maiku Hama (Masatoshi Nagase) returns for the third time in this crime drama. A crazed killer has been poisoning women around the city and planting Hama's fingerprints on the bodies. Hama must leave his cozy office behind the movie theater projection booth to clear his name.

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Followed by Shiritsu tantei Hama Maiku: Namae no nai mori (2002) See more »

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An ingenious end to a great trilogy
23 May 2006 | by (Tucson, AZ) – See all my reviews

Amongst all of the films within the Maiku Hama trilogy, The Trap proves to be the most unusual and dense among the three. Just when Hama looks like he's pulled his life together, a case as strange and dark as this adds a new twist to the series.

Unlike the other two movies, Hama isn't portrayed as the off-kilter private eye with a temper problem, but he is more or less the cool and savvy detective that is being framed for a crime he did not commit. While the typical frame-up plot line is followed rather closely, the eeriness of some of the supporting characters is what makes this film work on many more levels than its predecessors. The Trap is a strong way to finish the series, leaving a rather open-ended finish while still mixing in some of the trademark humor that dotted the series. Hopefully, we'll get to see the movies in a three-disk set. That would certainly make a nice gift for anyone that appreciates a good detective film.


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