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The Inugamis (2006)

Inugami-ke no ichizoku (original title)
A web of deceit, adultery and greed manifests in Kon Ichikawa's remake of his own 1976 hit about a murder investigation that reveals years of hidden skeletons and a shocking family secret.

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Kôji Ishizaka ...
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Kikunosuke Onoe ...
Sukekiyo Inugami / Shizuma Aonuma
Sumiko Fuji ...
Matsuko Inugami
Keiko Matsuzaka ...
Takeko Inugami
Hisako Manda ...
Umeko Inugami
Shingo Katsurayama ...
Suketake Inugami
Mansaku Ikeuchi ...
Suketomo Inugami
Yukijirô Hotaru ...
Kôkichi Inugami
Toshiya Nagasawa ...
Saruzô
Saburô Ishikura ...
Fujisaki Kanshiki-ka-in
Isao Bitô ...
Senba Keiji
Miki Sanjô ...
Osono
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Nasu Hoteru Shujin
Kikuzo Hayashiya ...
Kashiwaya no Kyûbei (as Kikuzô Hayashiya)
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A web of deceit, adultery and greed manifests in Kon Ichikawa's remake of his own 1976 hit about a murder investigation that reveals years of hidden skeletons and a shocking family secret.

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Murder of the Inugami Clan  »

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The red hand-print created to confirm the identity of Sukekiyo changes between scenes. When it is made, there are gaps in the palm area of the print. In later scenes, the palm area is filled in. See more »

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Remake of The Inugami Family (1976) See more »

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Tôkyô bugi ugi
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Music by Ryôichi Hattori
Lyrics by Masaru Suzuki
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Partial failure
23 April 2010 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

You can't fault the acting talent, and certainly not helmsmanship of veteran director Kon Ichikawa - his final film in a strong output. But this whodunit, which concentrates on family fortune and revenge, is also a surprisingly awkward film, lacking the finesse of even a modest work like, say, the engaging DORA HEITA. The timing and editing seems slightly (and sometimes not so slightly) off, with sequences framed in a way that defeats the film's subtly comic edge.

The acting talent is, overall, quite strong, highlighted by the lovely Nanako Matsushima (THE RING, GTO) and commanding Sumiko Fuji (of the celebrated Peony Gambler series). And once the film gets going, the mystery becomes more perplexing and comes into its own. But it's certainly not one of Ichikawa's more assured works.


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