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Writers:
Kota Yamada (screenplay) &
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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)
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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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kurosufaia" - Japan (original title)
"Pyrokinesis" - International (English title) (DVD title)
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115 min
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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly good, 27 December 2006
Author: MartianOctocretr5 from Redondo Beach, CA

The movie has a familiar ring to it: It bears a strong parallel in its primary idea to Drew Barrymore's power to ignite objects (including human victims) with spontaneous combustion in Firestarter. I didn't expect much from this movie, but its originality set it apart from that other movie, and it surprised me.

Akiko Yada, as Junko, the character endowed with the gift/curse of the pyro-kinetic power, leads a spirited Japanese cast. A couple of actors over-do their parts, but everyone is convincing. Naturally, as more and more people learn the truth about Junko's power, several different individuals pursue her, each for opposing reasons. Junko herself is a pursuer, seeking vengeance against a killer. Many back stories, and the competing characters make for an involving story that moves quickly (and often violently). Those who would exploit her power are in abundance.

Many innocents are close to the action, too, making for a good, suspenseful plot. It has a strange ending, which provides for a good discussion of what it meant with someone you viewed the movie with. This movie blends elements of suspense, science fiction, romance, and action very well.

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