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The Detective Is in the Bar (2011)
"Tantei wa bar ni iru" (original title)

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In the Susukino red light district of Sapporo, a private detective (Yo Oizumi) drinks alcohol with his driver Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) in his favorite bar. There he receives a phone call ... See full summary »

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Yô Ôizumi ...
The Detective
Ryûhei Matsuda ...
Takada
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Saori
Toshiyuki Nishida ...
Toshio Kirishima
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Satomi Achiwa ...
Yasuko Taguchi
Tamae Andô ...
Mineko
Yoshiki Arizono ...
Kohei Taguchi
Takeshi Hijikata
Renji Ishibashi ...
Kyosuke Iwabuchi
Ryûji Katagiri ...
Kajiwara-Gumi Kumichô
Shion Machida ...
Kyoko Kondo
Magy
Carmen Maki ...
Maki
Yutaka Matsushige ...
Aida
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In the Susukino red light district of Sapporo, a private detective (Yo Oizumi) drinks alcohol with his driver Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) in his favorite bar. There he receives a phone call from a woman who identifies herself as Kyoko Kondo. The woman asks the detective to complete a simple task. The detective, having an excellent sense for danger, thinks the work is easy and accepts the case. The next day he begins the investigation. Written by Anonymous

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Phone Call to the Bar  »

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A detective tries to solve his newest case while attempting to uncover the identity of his mysterious employer
15 January 2014 | by See all my reviews

The other user review contains a major spoiler, please do not read it if you plan to watch this film! If you already read it, I'd still recommend watching it.

An excellent detective story with a fair amount of well placed humor. The interactions between the protagonist and his parter are excellently written/acted, which really sets this movie up to be great. The cinematography and background music work together perfectly.

The action is a bit cheesy at times, but it's entertaining nonetheless. As far as the title of the film goes, it's a bit odd because it is the direct translation from Japanese to English. Give it a shot!


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