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Labyrinth of Dreams (1997)

Yume no ginga (original title)
Bus conductor Tomiko falls in love with driver Niitaka, even though she also suspects him of being a serial killer who killed his female conductors after tiring of them.

Director:

Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii)

Writers:

Gakuryû Ishii (as Sogo Ishii), Kyuusaku Yumeno (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rena Komine Rena Komine ... Tomiko Tomonari
Tadanobu Asano ... Tatsuo Niitaka
Kotomi Kyôno Kotomi Kyôno ... Chieko Yamashita
Tomoka Kurotani Tomoka Kurotani ... Tsuyako Tukikawa
Kirina Mano Kirina Mano ... Aiko
Reiko Matsuo Reiko Matsuo ... Mineko Matsuura
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Kuro-Tonbi no kyaku
Takeshi Ikeda Takeshi Ikeda ... Tsuwaomote
Chikako Hon'ami Chikako Hon'ami ... Tsuyako's mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wui-Sin Chong Wui-Sin Chong
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Storyline

Tomiko is a conductor in a rural bus driven by the handsome Niitaka. Tomiko had received a letter from her best friend Tsuyako, a conductor in another bus company, just after Tsuyako was killed in a bus accident. Tsuyako wrote that she felt that her fiance and driver, Niitaka, planned to kill her. Tomiko therefore plans to take revenge on Niitaka. However Tomiko falls in love with Niitaka, even though she also suspects him of being the Tokyo bus driver serial killer, who killed his female conductors after tiring of them. Written by Will Gilbert

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 February 1997 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Awesome thriller with extreme feelings
26 May 2005 | by SynssSee all my reviews

In the Japanese countryside, young girls dream of going to the city find a little job like conductress because of the pretty uniform. But conductress is not so much fun after all. Then they dream about Love... And get lost in a labyrinth of dreams.

Seems a simple plot but wait...

That is one of the few psychological thrillers where you keep wondering until the very end if what you think will happen is really going to happen.

Plus great acting (esp. Tadanobu Asano), plus excellent cinematography, black and white and music just add something to the overall mood.

Highly recommended!


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