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Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's ... See full summary »

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Masayuki Ochiai
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Credited cast:
Gorô Inagaki ... Toshiya Saga
Miho Kanno Miho Kanno ... Yuka Irie
Takeshi Masu Takeshi Masu ... Jissoji
Ken Utsui Ken Utsui ... Sakurai
Yuki Watanabe Yuki Watanabe ... Mitsui
Shigemitsu Ogi Shigemitsu Ogi ... Kuraishi
Kenta Satoi Kenta Satoi
Noborou Shirai Noborou Shirai
Tadao Nakamura Tadao Nakamura
Katsumi Takahashi Katsumi Takahashi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yûko Andô Yûko Andô
Yôzaburô Itô Yôzaburô Itô ... Man in bank
Masahiro Kômoto Masahiro Kômoto
Tadao Nakamaru Tadao Nakamaru
Albert Smith Albert Smith ... Bartender
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Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife's birthday. A middle aged detective investigating one of the cases begins to suspect a connection between the three when he discovers that each person mentioned a "green monkey" before they died. With the help of a young psychiatrist he formulates the theory that hypnosis is somehow involved. In the mean time other bizarre "suicides" are reported and the mystery intensifies. Who will be next? What is the truth? Can more deaths be prevented? Written by Infofreak

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 June 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hypnotist See more »

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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Not as hypnotic as it might have been
2 May 2003 | by pppattySee all my reviews

Despite an involving opening and an intriguing premise, the film was undermined by choppy editing which left me wondering at times what the heck was going and on and which of the many characters was I watching. Despite getting scarier as it proceeded, the final revelation left me with more questions than answers. Perhaps I need to view it again -- but not today or tomorrow!


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