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Nightmare Detective (2006)
"Akumu tantei" (original title)

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Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a ... See full summary »

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Ryûhei Matsuda ...
Kyoichi Kagenuma
Hitomi ...
Keiko Kirishima
Masanobu Andô ...
Detective Wakamiya
Ren Ôsugi ...
Detective Sekiya
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Keizo Oishi
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nobuteru Akimoto
Kenichi Arai
Masayoshi Deguchi
Eri Fuse
Keichirô Hasegawa
Kimie Hayama
Takumi Hirano
Seriyu Ichino
Shigetoshi Iida
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Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. Keiko Kirishima is a cool, seemingly emotionless police detective, brilliant but off-putting. She's faced with two mutilated corpses who appear to have killed themselves, but she's not sure. A cell-phone number links the deaths. She calls on Akumu Tantei, a poor and suicidal young man who has the ability to enter people's dreams. He's reluctant to help. His past haunts him. A subconscious duel of terror and blood awaits the three. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Surreal,bloody and bizarre Tsukamoto's mindtrip.
16 October 2007 | by (Chyby, Poland) – See all my reviews

The premise of "Nightmare Detective" is very interesting:A Japanese detective investigates two mysterious and very bloody suicides,somehow connected as the two victims dialed "0" on their mobiles moments before their death.The detective comes to learn of a man who has the supposed ability to manipulate people's dreams and if the case is going to be solved the detective succumbs to the realization that she must dial the mysterious "0" herself..."Nightmare Detective" is the film about dreams,alternate realities and suicides in Japan.The viewer will be trapped in a myriad of dreams within dreams and alternating worlds.Too much shaky camera movements sometimes irritated me,but the visuals are splendid and the suicides are quite disturbing with lots of blood spilled.As a fan of Tsukamoto's unique visions I wasn't disappointed with "Nightmare Detective".


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