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Anaza hevun (2000)

A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the... See full summary »

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Jôji Iida

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Jôji Iida
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Credited cast:
Yôsuke Eguchi ... Manabu Hayase
Miwako Ichikawa Miwako Ichikawa ... Asako
Takashi Kashiwabara ... Atsushi Kimura
Yukiko Okamoto Yukiko Okamoto ... Chizuru Kashiwagi
Haruhiko Katô Haruhiko Katô ... Yuuji Makuta
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Sakamoto-keibu
Kunihiro Ida ... Ryoukado-keibu
Yosinori Kô Yosinori Kô ... Kumakura-keiji
Toshi Shioya Toshi Shioya ... Ikegami kenshi-i
Kai Atô Kai Atô ... Shinji Ohno
Yôko Ohshima Yôko Ohshima ... Kazuko Ohno
Tarô Suwa ... Taguchi-kanshiki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Detective Akagi
Yoshio Harada ... Detective Tobitaka
Manami Honjô Manami Honjô
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A pair of hard-boiled Tokyo cops are investigating a gruesome murder: after killing the victim, the murderer cut his skull open and cooked his brain in a stew. As they try to track down the killer, they discover that, quite literally, everybody is a suspect. Will they bring the terror to an end, or will they become part of it themselves? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

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Japanese

Release Date:

29 April 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Heaven See more »

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Color
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Heaven for Japanese horror fans!
24 June 2004 | by MiztaBungleSee all my reviews

Two cops investigate a series of gruesome murders involving gourmet cooking with human brains as the main ingredient! After capturing the serial killer who also happens to be brainless (quite literally!) they close the bizarre case as solved. However, when sporadic copycat murders follow, the cops are drawn back deeper into the case and begin to discover some unsettling truths about who, or more precisely what they're dealing with. Even though the film doesn't score high for originality, director and writer Jôji Iida does a fantastic job maintaining the suspense factor, keeping the audience guessing right to the end. As a result, the occasional slower moments in the movie don't really slow the overall pace, if anything, it helps with the character development. All the acting is on a superior level, more notably the two cops displaying awesome on-screen chemistry. Yosuke Eguchi plays the younger, 'good cop' with Yoshio Harada as his older, slightly more ruthless counterpart. Overall, this genre merging sci-fi / horror movie manages to deliver, captivating the viewer with suspenseful twists and at the same time not over-doing the gore to unbelievable levels. The shocks are kept moderately frequent and the intelligent, well thought out ending followed by the excellent Japanese theme song at the credits make this a movie guaranteed to satisfy fans of the genre(s).


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