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The Chase (1958)

Harikomi (original title)
Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men.

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Minoru Ôki ...
Takao Yuki, the police detective
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Kyûichi Ishii, the murderer
Seiji Miyaguchi ...
Yuji Shimooka, the police detective
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Sadako Yokokawa
Kin Sugai ...
Mrs. Shimooka
Masao Shimizu ...
Mr. Yokokawa
Ryôhei Uchida ...
Mr. Yamada, principal offender
Kamatari Fujiwara ...
Mr. Takakura
Kumeko Urabe ...
Proprietress of the Hotel Hizen-ya
Miki Odagiri
Tanie Kitabayashi
Shinsuke Ashida
Toshiaki Konoe
Hizuru Takachiho ...
Yumiko Takakura
Tomoko Fumino ...
Mrs. Takakura
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Harikomi is an atypical film noir with a social background. It tells the story of two detectives of Tokyo that, on the trail of a murderer, they have to faced with Sadako that will end up questioning their role of police officers and men.

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Crime | Drama | Film-Noir

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15 January 1958 (Japan)  »

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Strange experience to discover this offbeat gem from Japan

I am always surprised when I find a rare gem from the Rising Sun Empire. This one makes no exception. Filmed in black and white and in the usual LBX frame, this story doesn't bring many action sequences, but it is not boring at all. The story seems although somewhat confusing, hard to follow. A woman is watched by a couple of cops, who intend to follow her. The jazzy score from time to time enhances the good atmosphere of this movie. And the running time length is nearly two hours; too long for such a film. And overall, I can't recognize the characters between them. Because I know none of them. If they were Noburu Ando, Koji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura, Bunta Sugawara, Tetsua Watari, there would have been no problem for me; I know them all perfectly. I nearly watched all the Kinji Fukasaku's features...Films far different if you compare to this one.

But it's worth catching.


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