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Jûryoku piero (2009)

A haunting mystery about a Japanese family where a current series of crime paves the way to unraveling an unexpected family truth.

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(based on the novel by), (screenplay)
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Izumi Okuno (as Ryô Kase)
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Haru Okuno
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Masashi Okuno
Yuriko Yoshitaka ...
Natsuko
Yoshinori Okada ...
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Atsuro Watabe ...
Yukio Katsuragi
Kyôka Suzuki ...
Rieko Okuno
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A haunting mystery about a Japanese family where a current series of crime paves the way to unraveling an unexpected family truth.

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Contrived and implausible...but....
19 February 2015 | by (Bloomington, IN) – See all my reviews

One of those films that presents an intriguing puzzle, the solution to which is not really believable....

There is a lot of offbeat quirkiness in this film, but also some solemn moments and several truly likable characters. A rather wonderful relationship between two brothers, and between them and their parents. And several surprises, including a show-stopper.

These are mostly positive elements that frequently made the film a nice experience for me; but too much here is artificial, straining credulity to the breaking point. A very mixed bag.

I watched it in Japanese; I don't know if a subbed or dubbed version is available. There are certainly many lines that would not be readily translatable into English (as one example, the nickname "Natsuko", summer-child, given to the girl who always follows around Haru (spring)).


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