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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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Movie Connections:
Followed by Nightmare Detective 2 (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gymnopédie No.3See more »

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5 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Depressingly conventional, 3 March 2008
Author: pikhal020 from United States

What a letdown. When I first heard about this film, the premise of a 'nightmare detective' battling a serial killer within the victims' dream state seemed immensely appealing. And it being directed by the man responsible for the brilliant Tetsuo sealed the deal!! How would he spin the concept differently than Wes Craven's Elm Street series? But then, the misgivings started to creep in. Its being released by Dimension EXTREME stateside. Ugh. Could a more trend pandering and generic name for a releasing company even be possible? And unfortunately, the film itself is just as trend pandering. Stylistically, Tsukamoto blends every flashy aesthetic technique that is currently trendy: desaturated colors mixed in with scenes filmed through saturated color filters that come and go at random, uninspired Paul Greengrass type shaky camera-work/zooming being just a few examples. Aesthetics aside, the narrative is depressingly conventional and straightforward for the likes of a Tsukamoto. An interesting connection between the state of dreaming and death arises but is treated superficially and seems thrown in just so the killer can make creepy and twisted little monologues. But the film's main weakness is in the casting. Matsuda's emo, brooding, hair in his face 'nightmare detective' aimlessly mopes around through the whole film in perpetual angst. Why so glum, chum? Angst does not equal profound. And newcomer hitomi, while very easy on the eyes, is just completely unconvincing as the star detective who elicits Matsuda's supernatural talents to track down the killer. I also tried to concoct some sort of profound metacommentary for Tsukamoto's self casting but failed. I give this 2 stars because, despite all I wrote above, there are a few genuinely startling and well shot moments that demonstrate Tsukamoto's reputation as one of the greats of J-horror. I hear that this was a "for hire" job for him and unfortunately, it shows.

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