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Sôseiji (1999)

A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.

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Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Writers:

Shin'ya Tsukamoto (screenplay), Rampo Edogawa (short story "Sôseiji: Aru shikeishû ga kyôkaishi ni uchiaketa hanashi")
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masahiro Motoki ... Yukio Daitokuji / Sutekichi
Ryô Ryô ... Rin
Yasutaka Tsutsui Yasutaka Tsutsui ... Yukio's Father
Masako Motai ... Shige
Renji Ishibashi Renji Ishibashi ... Beggar Monk
Akaji Maro ... Kakubê
Tomorô Taguchi ... Middle-aged Patient
Jun Murakami ... Young Patient
Yukito Mizoguchi Yukito Mizoguchi ... Child
Eri Yu Eri Yu ... (as Eri Yû)
Hisako Ôkata Hisako Ôkata ... Taki'e
Yuriko Hirooka Yuriko Hirooka ... Toshiko
Yuki Inomata Yuki Inomata ... Suzu
Sujin Kim Sujin Kim ... Detective
Hiromi Kuronuma Hiromi Kuronuma
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Storyline

Yukio is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. His only problem is that his wife is suffering from amnesia, and her past is unknown. Things begin to fall apart, however, when both his parents die suddenly, killed by a mysterious stranger with Yukio's face. Only when Yukio confronts this stranger will the mystery of his identity, and his wife's past, be revealed. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 September 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gemini See more »

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Sedic,Marubeni,Kaijyu Theater See more »
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Dolby SR

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A full-sized water well set with removable sections was constructed entirely above ground, for filming inside and from the "into" and "upward" perspective angles. It was about 60-70 feet tall. See more »

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Suisiei no kaiken
Music by Teiichi Okano
Lyrics by Nobutsuna Sasaki
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beautiful terror
27 August 2000 | by Red ZebraSee all my reviews

After having been impressed by the Tetsuo series, Gemini was all I was hoping for and much more. The cinematography is some of the most beautiful and evocative I've seen, with wonderful use of colour, light and design. Though I'd been told this movie was not "cyberpunk" like testsuo, in a way it had a similar ethic, questioning "what makes a person a person", although in this case it's more about what makes one "good or evil". I saw it the same night as I saw another popular Japanese horror, "The Ring", which curiously also features a well, but I found Gemini much more sinister and frightening.


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