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K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces (2008)

K-20: Kaijin nijû mensô den (original title)
Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

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(as Shimako Satô)

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(novels) (as Sô Kitamura), (screenplay) (as Shimako Satô)
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Heikichi Endo
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Yoko Hashiba
Tôru Nakamura ...
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Ryôhei Abe
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Yoshio Kobayashi
Yûki Imai ...
Shinsuke (as Yuki Imai)
Takeshi Kaga ...
Mysterious Gentleman
Eiji Kakutani
Jun Kaname
Hana Kino
Fumiyo Kohinata
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Genji
Kazuyoshi Kushida
Tôru Masuoka ...
Inspector Namikoshi
Yutaka Matsushige
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Set in a fictional Japanese city in 1949, a master criminal hones in on his latest victim.

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K-20: The Fiend with Twenty Faces  »

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The names Akechi and Hashiba may have roots in the historic Azuchi-Momoyama period. Akechi was a general who betrayed his overlord, Oda Nobunaga, and tried to become shogun. Hashiba was a son of Oda who joined in the battle to punish Akechi. See more »

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Japan has avoided World War Two. But nothing is said about the Sino-Japanese war. Began formally in 1937, but including earlier events like the occupation of Manchuria in 1932. See more »

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Great comic adaptation
19 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I watched this at a Fantasy Film Festival and was surprised how funny it was. The action part was expected, but the silly things in the movie really do work. You could say "Spirit" silly, although the overall movie is not as silly as Spirit of course.

It's a really great "Origin" movie and I guess you don't have to know the Mangas this is based on (I hadn't read/seen anything about this character, before I watched the movie). Great action set pieces, great actors, nice editing, of course mostly foreseeable, but still quite a few crazy ideas. If you like fun action movies, you can't go wrong with this one!


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