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Angel Dust (1994)

Enjeru dasuto (original title)
Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - who ... See full summary »

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Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

Writers:

Yorozu Ikuta (screenplay), Gakuryû Ishii (screenplay) (as Sogo Ishii)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Kaho Minami ... Setsuko Suma
Takeshi Wakamatsu Takeshi Wakamatsu ... Rei Aku
Etsushi Toyokawa Etsushi Toyokawa ... Tomoo
Ryoko Takizawa Ryoko Takizawa ... Yuki Takei
Masayuki Shionoya Masayuki Shionoya
Toshinori Kondo Toshinori Kondo
Yukio Yamato Yukio Yamato
Jin Akiyama Jin Akiyama
Tomorô Taguchi
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Every Monday at 6 pm a young woman is murdered in the subway. The psychiatrist Setsuko Suma is called in to assist the police. The trail leads to another psychiatrist - Dr Rei Aku - who Setsuko used to date. As she get closer to the solution, she gets more and more convinced that Aku's deprogramming of former sectmembers is important. Written by Mattias Sandstrm <d92-mas@nada.kth.se>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Angel Dust See more »

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Production Co:

Twins Japan See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A Serial Killer in Tokyo
18 February 2013 | by Uriah43See all my reviews

This is a very good film about a serial killer in Tokyo who is committing his crimes by injecting young women with poison from a hypodermic syringe. Because the locations he chooses for his crimes in this huge metropolitan area are so densely packed with people it's extremely hard for the police to identify who this person actually is. And barring his identity and motives the body count rises. Anyway, one of the things that I believe makes this movie so interesting is the exotic location and the culture. But even so there are a lot of nuances involved as well. I especially liked "Dr. Setsumo Suma" (Kaho Minami) as the specialist called in to help investigate the murders. Definitely a beauty. At any rate, because this film is so complicated I won't bother getting into any of the specifics but I will say that if you like a good crime-drama and don't mind English subtitles then this might be a movie you will really enjoy. Above average.


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