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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »

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Noboru Yoshioka
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Harue Nimura
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Tôru Miyaji
Hiroyuki Hirayama ...
Wakai Keiji Sakurai
Ikuji Nakamura ...
Shôichi Sakuma
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Sagyôsen no Sen'in
Kaoru Okunuki ...
Miyuki Yabe
Hironobu Nomura ...
Seiji Onoda
Jin Muraki ...
Kenshikan Furuya
Hajime Inoue ...
Keiji
Naoko Miyake ...
Kangofu
Yôko Chôsokabe ...
Kangofu
Takahiro Satô ...
Sakuma no Musuko Yûsuke
Kenkichi Watanabe ...
Shiryôgakari
Kaoru Mizuki ...
Shibata Reiko no Hahaoya
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A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red follows him, and he begins to question his identity. His realization of what seems to have really happened results in something much more sinister and larger in scope, and it leaves his psyche scarred. Written by MuzikJunky

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Intriguing and Complex
21 June 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Tokyo, when a young woman in a red dress is drowned in a hole with sea water by a stranger, Detective Noboru Yoshioka (Kôji Yakusho) is assigned to investigate the case; however he finds evidences that points out to him as the possible murderer. Then a doctor kills his son in the same way, and Noboru believes the man is a serial-killer. However, Noburo is haunted by a woman dressed in red that he believes is the first victim called F18 by the coroner and becomes obsessed to solve the case. Further he proposes his girlfriend Harue Nimura (Manami Konishi) to move with him to another city or country. Meanwhile a woman drowns her lover in a bathtub with sea water. When the body of the woman in red (F18) is identified, Noburo arrests the killer and believes the ghost will leave him. But when he meets Miyuki Yabe (Kaoru Okunuki), he finds that she was possessed by the emotions of the fiend when she murdered her lover and Noboru's psychiatric identifies that his problems are connected to events of fifteen years ago. Noboru asks Harue to travel alone and navigates in a boat to an abandoned asylum where he discovers the truth about the spirit.

"Sakebi" is an intriguing horror tale, supported by a complex plot that is open to interpretations. I saw this movie twice on DVD trying to understand the mystery, but it was not clear the connection among Noboru, Reiko (the first victim F18), the doctor Sakuma and Miyuki with the ghost in red. Something is missing to give full comprehension to the plot. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Vítima de uma Alucinação" ("Victim of an Hallucination")


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