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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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Tsukamoto's most conventional and probably his least good, but still a pretty decent flick See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Shin'ya Tsukamoto 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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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Also Known As:
"Akumu tantei" - Japan (original title)
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Japan:106 min
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Followed by Nightmare Detective 2 (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Gymnopédie No.3See more »

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1 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Tsukamoto's most conventional and probably his least good, but still a pretty decent flick, 10 August 2008
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

Probably the most conventional film Shinya Tsukamoto has directed. Really, it would only take a couple of tiny clichés for that to happen, since every other film he has made is so utterly unconventional. Nightmare Detective is sort of a police procedural. Detectives are investigating two apparent suicides that seem to have killed themselves while dreaming. It turns out both of these people had called the same number shortly before they died, and the detectives believe that the owner of this number, known as 0 (zero), may have had something to do with the deaths. The detectives, through some huge logical jumps, also seek out a man known as the nightmare detective (Ryuhei Matsuda of Taboo), who has the power to enter dreams. The killer (Shinya Tsukamoto) also has this power. The major cliché that bothers me most is that of the hot, young female detective, played by a relative newcomer known only as Hitomi, who has to prove herself to her male co-workers. It's very boring, and, as cute as she is, Hitomi isn't a very good actress, at least not here. My educated guess is that Ms. Hitomi started her career as a model, and was later drafted into acting. There's also the whole cell phone angle, which has already been done by Miike in One Last Call. I admit I have skipped out on that one even though Miike is one of my favorite directors. It's just corny. It also doesn't help that both the hot detective and the cell phone-inspired deaths instantly bring to mind the recent comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which used both of these themes to provide major laughs. And I'm sure no one who made that movie had ever seen Nightmare Detective. Still, even having written a mediocre script, Tsukamoto could never lose his talent for direction. And the direction is very Tsukamoto. When Tsukamoto attacks in the nightmares, he appears as a deformed monster that is only half-seen. The visuals are eerily beautiful and I really liked the music, too. All in all, it's a pretty good horror flick. It's the first part of a trilogy, the second of which should be released in Japan later this year. Hitomi is not a part of it, so I'll keep my hopes up.

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