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Release Date:
10 June 2000 (Japan) See more »
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A woman with the power to start fires with her mind searches for revenge for the murder of her friend by men above the law. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Akiko Yada ... Junko Aoki
Hideaki Itô ... Tada Kazuki
Ryûji Harada ... Yasuaki Makihara

Masami Nagasawa ... Kaori Kurata
Hisashi Yoshizawa ... Kouichi Kido (as Yû Yoshizawa)
Hidenori Tokuyama ... Masaki Kogure
Toshiyuki Nagashima ... Yoshihiro Hasegawa

Kaori Momoi ... Chikako Ishizu, the Detective

Ayako Fujitani ... Waitress
Renji Ishibashi ... Police Sergeant
Yukijirô Hotaru ... Hasaba
Kôichi Ueda ... Riot Policeman
Hirotarô Honda ... Mr. Kogure
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman England ... Surprised Man in Restaurant (uncredited)

Directed by
Shûsuke Kaneko 
 
Writing credits
Kota Yamada (screenplay) &
Masahiro Yokotani (screenplay) &
Shûsuke Kaneko (screenplay)

Miyuki Miyabe (based on novels "Hatobue-gusa" and "Cross Fire")

Produced by
Kazuya Hamana .... producer
Toshiaki Harada .... executive producer
Hideyuki Honma .... producer
Kazuhiko Seda .... producer
Toru Shibata .... executive producer
Setsuro Tagami .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kô Ohtani 
 
Cinematography by
Kenji Takama 
 
Film Editing by
Isao Tomita 
 
Production Design by
Toshio Miike 
 
Makeup Department
Kakusei Fujiwara .... special makeup effects artist
Shin'ichi Wakasa .... special makeup effects artist
 
Special Effects by
Toshihiro Ogawa .... special effects department
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... steadicam
Miho Shinyako .... assistant camera
 

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Also Known As:
"Kurosufaia" - Japan (original title)
"Pyrokinesis" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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115 min
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References The Man Who Stole the Sun (1979)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
better than Firestarter in every way, 14 September 2005
Author: movieman_kev from United States

Junko Aoki (Akiko Yada), is an average adopted shy young women, with one minor quirk: she can incinerate anyone in a ball of flame with but a thought. You see good old Junko was born with a certain brand of ESP called pyrokinesis. She falls for her co-worker Tada Kuzuki and feels a strong need to avenge the senseless death of Tada's younger sister when she's murdered by young street thugs. A chance encounter with a fellow ESPer, this one has telekinetic powers, an and offer to join a group of others called "The Guardians" starts a chain of events that will find poor Junko a target of the police. This film was like a Japanese version of "Firestarter", but a better and more mature take on the theme. VERY competently directed by Shusuke Kaneko and nicely acted, this rises above the source material to be an extremely enjoyable experience.

My Grade: B+

DVD Extras: Intro & Subtitled Commentary with Director Shusuke Kaneko; 19 and a half minute Interview with Shusuke; a 17 minute Making of; 8 Theatrical Trailers; and Trailers for "Kunoichi: Lady Ninja", "Versus", "Pistol Opera", & "Samuri Fiction"

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