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28 January 2006 (Japan) See more »
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Asuka is an aspiring model who moves to Tokyo to pursue her career. She moves into a small apartment with a friend of a friend... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Reika Hashimoto ... Asuka Hoshino
Kaori Kawamura ... Kasumi
Shunsuke Matsuoka ... Yusuke Shiraki
Masanobu Andô ... Tatsuo Sorayama
Hijiri Kojima ... Aoi
Seri Iwahori ... Aika
Angie ... Mary Ayabe
Jô Odagiri ... Joker Jono
Masao Kusakari ... Ryusei Yozan
Eiji Okuda ... Inspector Minezaki
Shinzen Okada ... Isamu Kimura
Sawaco ... Mayumi
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gô Ayano
Kikuo Kaneuchi
Ken Mitsuishi
Mitsu Murata
Gô Rijû
Hideo Sakaki
Teru
Ken'ichi Yajima
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Directed by
Macoto Tezuka 
 
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Macoto Tezuka 

Produced by
Takashi Asai .... producer
Yui Tamae .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Kan Takagi 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuhiro Shirao 
 
Production Design by
Ayako Matsuo 
 
Art Direction by
Toshihiro Isomi 
 
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Tomohiro Kubo .... assistant director
 
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Noboru Miyashita .... gaffer
 

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Also Known As:
"Shinkuronishiti" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:133 min
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fantastic neon and rain drenched scenes, 30 September 2013
Author: christopher-underwood from Greenwich - London

Two main gripes with this are one that my DVD box indicated a running time of 99 minutes whereas it runs to more than two hours and two, the denouement. The problem with the running time was that it just shouldn't have been that long and the ending well, I'll leave you to find that out and it won't worry you till the end anyway. There is much to be said for this gruesome and good looking film not least the convincing performances by the two female leads. They are both referred to as 'halves' and I assume that in reality both are Anglo/Japanese, which clearly helps their looks and hence the modelling career but seems to set up jealousies and dislikes along the way. There are some fantastic neon and rain drenched scenes, seemingly filmed around the Shinjuku district of Tokyo and imaginative soundtrack effects which are often most unnerving. Indeed the films begins amazingly well and then treats us to the most horrendously elaborate kill, its just that to maintain such a long running time, the twists and turns have to be such that in the end you feel slightly cheated.

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