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Detective Story (2007)

Tantei monogatari (original title)
Raita, a Japanese businessman, just moved into an apartment building where his next-door neighbor is another guy named Raita. But as a private detective, what that other Raita does couldn't... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Kai Atô
Tomoharu Hasegawa
Pâko Hayashiya
Pê Hayashiya
Steven Haynes ...
(as Sutîbun Heinzu)
Harumi Inoue
Akiko Ishiyama
Izam
Nobuaki Kakuda
Tôru Kazama
Akiko Kikuchi
Claude Maki ...
Raita Takashima
Hisao Maki
Kentarô Nakakura
Kazuya Nakayama ...
Raita Kazama
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Raita, a Japanese businessman, just moved into an apartment building where his next-door neighbor is another guy named Raita. But as a private detective, what that other Raita does couldn't be more different from a humble businessman's way of life. One night, in the beginning of a bizarre series of murders, one of the private detective's clients is killed and has her liver removed. The next victim has her kidneys removed, and the third her lungs. The two Raitas follow the clues and meet an eccentric painter, one whose paints are rumored to be made with human blood and organs... Written by anonymous

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Miike Takashi On Speed Dial
22 January 2011 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Tantei monogatari/Detective Story (2007) is a comedy of sorts with some gore thrown in.

This is nowhere near Miike Takashi's best work. Detective Story looks like what it is; cheap and rushed.

All the actors give broad and at times inept performances. The lead actor playing the detective, Kazuya Nakayam, plays his part overtly for laughs.

There are some Miike Takashi moments but they feel like attempts to illuminate the director rather than enhance the narrative.

Entertaining but utterly disposable.


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