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Another Heaven (2000)

Anaza hevun (original title)
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

Writer:

Jôji Iida
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Cast

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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Genres:

Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 April 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Solid Entry in the Asian Horror Field
28 January 2006 | by rstef1See all my reviews

I would have given the film 8 stars if it had been a bit more tightly edited. Clocking in at 2 hours and 10 minutes it's just too long. Maintaining tension is a tricky business and this exhausts itself after about 105 minutes. That being said, it is still a very enjoyable action/horror/sci-fi flick. The cast, a mix of novice and veterans, acquit themselves nicely. I actually cared about what happened to them. A scene of brutality between two of the main characters a little over half-way through really shocked me and reminded me of a scene that could have been written by Neil Labute. Unfortunately, some other scenes tended to drag on too long and the movie lost its dark humored edge sometime after the first hour. The revelation at the end of the film is a bit anti-climactic and surprisingly unimportant by that point. Otherwise, the film is enjoyable with some great action sequences and a script that continues to surprise and thwart viewer expectations. I look forward to seeing more from this director and cast.


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