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The Castle of Sand (1974)
"Suna no utsuwa" (original title)

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Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Detective Imanishi
Gô Katô ...
Eiryo Waga
Kensaku Morita ...
Detective Yoshimura
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Reiko
Karin Yamaguchi ...
Sachiko
Yoshi Katô ...
Waga's Father
Kazuhide Haruta ...
Motoura Hideo
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Kirihara
Junko Natsu ...
Akiko, hostess at Cabaret Bonuru
Seiji Matsuyama ...
Miki's Son
Taketoshi Naitô ...
Search section chief
Masumi Harukawa ...
Naka Sumie, woman at fan shop
Yoshio Inaba ...
Search chief clerk
Tokue Hanazawa ...
Miki's colleague in flashback
Taiji Tonoyama ...
Publican at Ebisu
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Detectives investigate the murder of an old man found in a Tokyo rail yard.

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Based on a bestselling novel
6 June 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

At first, I thought this was going to be a standard murder-mystery story. A police detective doggedly pursues slim clues all over the map to find a murderer. However, when the events which led up to the crime are revealed through flashbacks, the story takes an emotional turn which even brings tears to the detective's eyes. Like most Japanese movies, it starts slowly but comes alive at the end. I recommend it.


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