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Copycat Killer (2002)
"Mohou-han" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  8 June 2002 (Japan)
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Koichi Amikawa
Kanji Tsuda ...
Hiromi Kurihashi
Takashi Fujii ...
Kazuaki Takai
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Shin'ichi Tsukada
Yasufumi Terawaki ...
Shouji Maehata
Eiko Koike ...
Akemi Kishida
Ma'ako Kido ...
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Moro Morooka ...
Shinozaki, cop
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Yumiko Takai
Saori Yuki ...
Kurihashi
Yûji Tanaka ...
Tanaka
Hikari Ôta ...
Hikari Ohta
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Above average contribution to a tired movie genre
4 September 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Most of us have probably seen enough serial killer movies by now and the various possible plot permutations in the genre have more or less been tested to destruction. Nevertheless, the non-linear storytelling in this film and its refusal to pander to the average intelligence level of a cinema audience makes for intriguing viewing on this occasion. Plus, it explores the psychological impact of having a loved one murdered in more depth and more convincingly than any other movie I can recall. The source material is a novel by the excellent Japanese crime writer Miyuki Miyabe (who in turn seems to have drawn on the famous Leopold and Loeb case for inspiration) and although the film is a vehicle for aging boy band singer Masahiro Nakai he copes well in a major role. The other performances are also impressive and I am surprised that this movie is not more widely known.


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