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Sôseiji (1999)

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A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Yukio Daitokuji / Sutekichi
Ryô ...
Rin
Yasutaka Tsutsui ...
Yukio's Father
Masako Motai ...
Shige
Renji Ishibashi ...
Beggar Monk
Akaji Maro ...
Kakubê
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Middle-aged Patient
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Young Patient
Yukito Mizoguchi ...
Child
Eri Yu ...
(as Eri Yû)
Hisako Ohkata ...
Taki'e (as Hisako Ôkata)
Yuriko Hiro'oka ...
Toshiko
Yuki Inomata ...
Suzu
Sujin Kim ...
Detective
Hiromi Kuronuma
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Yukio is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio's face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife's past, be revealed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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A full-sized water well set with removable sections was constructed entirely above ground, for filming inside and from the "into" and "upward" perspective angles. It was about 60-70 feet tall. See more »

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Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
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beautiful terror
27 August 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

After having been impressed by the Tetsuo series, Gemini was all I was hoping for and much more. The cinematography is some of the most beautiful and evocative I've seen, with wonderful use of colour, light and design. Though I'd been told this movie was not "cyberpunk" like testsuo, in a way it had a similar ethic, questioning "what makes a person a person", although in this case it's more about what makes one "good or evil". I saw it the same night as I saw another popular Japanese horror, "The Ring", which curiously also features a well, but I found Gemini much more sinister and frightening.


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