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19 March 1961 (Japan) See more »
Teiko's new husband disappears on a business trip. She discovers a pair of mysterious postcards hidden away in a book that may be clues to his fate. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Yoshitarô Nomura 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shinobu Hashimoto 
Seichô Matsumoto  novel
Yôji Yamada 

Produced by
Ichinosuke Hozumi .... producer
Shigeru Wakatsuki .... planner
Original Music by
Yasushi Akutagawa 
Cinematography by
Takashi Kawamata 
Film Editing by
Yoshiyasu Hamamura 
Art Direction by
Kôji Uno 
Set Decoration by
Hachirô Sôda 
Costume Design by
Yûji Nagashima 
Production Management
Hitoshi Numao .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jirô Sugioka .... assistant director
Art Department
Kintarô Yamamoto .... set designer
Sound Department
Shûzô Horikawa .... sound mixer
Hideo Kobayashi .... sound recordist
Shûjûrô Kurita .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Sahei Sakamaki .... camera operator
Isamu Satô .... gaffer
Toshifumi Takahashi .... lighting technician

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Also Known As:
"Zero Focus" - USA (DVD title)
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Japan:95 min
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Crew or equipment visible: Reflected in the car windows when Mrs. Matsura drives away near the end.See more »


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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
It Grips You, 15 May 2008
Author: crossbow0106 from United States

This is a taut mystery about a newlywed couple where the husband disappears on a last business trip. His wife Teiko tries to retrace his steps by traveling to northern Japan to find him. Along the way, she finds out things about him that surprise her, but also make her realize how little she knows him (they were only married one week before he disappeared). The plot thickens over time and you find out little revelations along the way. I found this movie to be very well put together, it doesn't bore you. The acting is uniformly good and the best thing is that it is in black and white. That actually enhances the film, especially as the little twists in the story unfold. If you're a fan of mystery/film noir, you'll like this.

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