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13 January 2007 (Japan) See more »
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Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Directed by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Writing credits
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Hisakatsu Kuroki 
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 

Produced by
Shin'ichi Kawahara .... producer
Takeshi Koide .... associate producer
Yumiko Takebe .... producer
Shin'ya Tsukamoto .... producer
Takuji Ushiyama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Chu Ishikawa 
 
Cinematography by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Production Design by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Costume Design by
Hiroko Iwasaki 
 
Makeup Department
Hidemi Fukuyama .... hair stylist
Hidemi Fukuyama .... makeup artist
Takashi Oda .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Hidemi Fukuyama .... production manager
Toshihiro Hanyû .... production manager
Kazuko Hisada .... assistant production manager
Shirley Huang .... overseas manager
Kôki Kimura .... assistant production manager
Hiroki Kondô .... assistant production manager
Motoko Oka .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Satoshi Hayashi .... assistant director
Shin'ichi Kawahara .... assistant director
Hisakatsu Kuroki .... assistant director
Hiroki Sugioka .... assistant director
Kôki Yoshida .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Takumi Hirano .... assistant art director
Nao Idei .... assistant art director
Gen Itô .... props
Kunitaka Kosaka .... assistant art director
Aya Koshiga .... assistant art director
Ryûtarô Murayama .... assistant art director
Machiko Nagasawa .... assistant art director
Sayaka Oikawa .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Hirokazu Kato .... sound
Masaya Kitada .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Makoto Funabashi .... special effects
Mikiya Katagi .... special effects assistant
Hiroki Maeda .... special effects assistant
Satoshi Narumi .... special effects
Hisashi Oda .... special effects supervisor
Yuki Okumura .... special effects assistant
Shingo Takagi .... special effects assistant
Kôhei Tobita .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Hirokazu Aoyama .... CGI designer
Hisahito Noguchi .... CGI designer
Atsuko Nozawa .... CGI designer
Masahiro Okano .... visual effects producer
Kensuke Satô .... cgi production manager
Mari Suzuki .... CGI designer
Hitoshi Takatsuji .... inferno operator
Atsushi Takeda .... video assistant
Yûsuke Taki .... video assistant
Mitsuhiro Yabe .... video engineer
Ryuichi Yamada .... CGI designer
 
Stunts
Keiji Tsujii .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Santoku Gotô .... underwater photography assistant
Masahiro Hanada .... key grip
Noriaki Itô .... camera operator
Motohisa Kobune .... camera operator
Asami Komatsu .... assistant camera
Takeshi Mafune .... photographer
Kenichi Matsumoto .... photographer
Tomohiro Matsuyama .... camera operator
Akihiko Murata .... camera operator
Takamasa Naiki .... camera operator
Toshiki Nakamatsu .... camera operator
Takahiko Nemoto .... assistant camera
Yuki Okitsu .... camera operator
Takuma Saeki .... camera operator
Kenta Sakama .... assistant camera
Ryôta Sannomiya .... key grip
Shûichirô Suzuki .... assistant photographer
Kazuya Tajima .... camera operator
Kôichi Tanaka .... underwater photography assistant
Tomoji Tanaka .... underwater photography assistant
Michiyo Tenma .... still photographer
Hajime Tsubouchi .... underwater photography
Ayumi Tsukamoto .... assistant camera
Tomoko Ugajin .... sub-still photographer
Masao Yamamoto .... assistant camera
Koichi Yanagisawa .... photographer
Keisuke Yoshida .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Saki Ishii .... costume assistant
Momoko Kinoshita .... costume assistant
Kaori Saitô .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Yuji Ambe .... assistant editor
Norimasa Ishida .... color timer
Masaharu Oomi .... color timer
 
Music Department
Shin'ichi Kawahara .... composer assistant
 
Transportation Department
Auto Maeda .... transportation
Hiroshi Yamaguchi .... transportation
 
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Naoya Fujita .... cooperation
Takamasa Furuya .... cooperation
Kimie Hayama .... cooperation
Kôichi Hirano .... cgi director
Maiko Kaneko .... studio engineer
Takeshi Kase .... advertising
Minoru Kawabata .... cgi producer
Yuka Kitagawa .... cooperation
Jun Kuriyama .... smoke operator
Wataru Matsuo .... marketing producer
Kiyohide Ohtani .... cooperation
Naoto Okamura .... unit publicist
Ayako Okuno .... publicist
Hiroki Ooba .... optical recording
Hideko Saitô .... production marketing manager
Kazuaki Satô .... publicist
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles
Hiromi Suzuki .... lab coordinator
Teruo Tsuda .... title designer
Akira Udagawa .... optical recording
Hiroko Yukawa .... publicist
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Akumu tantei" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Japan:106 min
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Followed by Nightmare Detective 2 (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gymnopédie No.3See more »

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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Nightmare detective DVD R3 review, 1 October 2007
Author: helmutty from Singapore

The premise caught me and I was on my way to watch it on DVD. It is haunting creepy and very violent. This violent thriller/fantasy had me stayed up for a night. The director had the story that looks like real. That scared me, pondering on the main theme of this, "suicide". After the thrilling violent suicides, you will find that violence is the least point you take note, it is the brutal violence, the idea on suicide when you just think about it. So it pretty got me like straight to the brain.

The story shows the first bloody suicide and Keiko (Hitomi), a cop transferred is discovering the first suicide. She realises that it is no ordinary suicide but the other police thinks the other way. Then it shows the second suicide, the non-stop stabbing on the neck, the dead man's wife told them that it is like that he was in a nightmare which is true. They found that "O" is the one who killed them. They want the mysterious guy who can go to people's dreams, played by Ryuhei Matsuda, but he says that he don't want to go to people's dreams anymore. Until when one of cop calls "O" and awaits for death. He can't be saved. Keiko calls "O" and wants to arrest him because she wants to save more victims falling into his hands. From there, the thrilling "race" of not sleeping starts. It may be confusing but I am able to understand it. Be warned of very shaky scenes where you can't even see what is happening.

Overall : It will seduce you to its dark mystery and from there, you will find it hard to take your eyes from the screen. The director did it with a sense of humour and dark mystery. It is very bloody but soon it is not the point.

The Singaporean DVD consists of TV spots, trailers and some boring stuff. There is not even a making of. The DVD is rated M-18.

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