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Sakebi (2006)

R  |   |  Horror, Mystery, Thriller  |  24 February 2007 (Japan)
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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
Manami Konishi ...
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
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Miyuki Yabe
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Seiji Onoda
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Kenshikan Furuya
Hajime Inoue ...
Keiji
Naoko Miyake ...
Kangofu
Yôko Chôsokabe ...
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Takahiro Satô ...
Sakuma no Musuko Yûsuke
Kenkichi Watanabe ...
Shiryôgakari
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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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I don't know that woman.
28 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not your typical j-horror. There are no bloody murders, no nudity, and you really have to contemplate everything to figure it out. It requires and investment that most horror aficionados would be loathe to do.

Kôji Yakusho (Babel, and the original and much better Shall We Dance?) is Yoshioka, a detective that is investigating a murder, and he finds clues that point to him as the killer. He is visited by a ghost of the victim (Riona Hazuki) and he is going crazy because he can't figure what he did wrong. Even after they find her killer, she still haunts him.

Repetitive occurrences and talk indicate that they may be clues to the mystery - frequent earthquakes, all the victims were drowned in salt water (including one in a tub), the preoccupation with the ferry from 15 years ago, and the constant talk of tearing down and rebuilding along the coast.

These things keep occurring, but they don't bring you any closer to the truth.

Manami Konishi, as Yoshioka's girlfriend was a pleasurable presence, as well as an excellent actress.

Kiyoshi Kurosawa certainly knows how to tell a ghost story.


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