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Thirteen Steps (2003)

13 kaidan (original title)
A released inmate is hired to solve a murder case.

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(novel), (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
... Junichi Migami
... Shoji Nango
Kankurô Kudô ... Toru Kihara
Tsurube Shôfukutei ... Sugiura
... Ako Nango
Tetsuya Bessho ... Nakamori
Susumu Terajima ... Okazaki
Hiroyuki Miyasako ... Minoru Terada
... Norio Ando (as Ren Ôsugi)
Naomi Nishida ... Kazuko Migami (Junichi's Sister)
Sabu Kawahara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôjun Itô
Sanshô Shinsui ... (as Sanshô Shinsui)
Hiroshi Yamamoto
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A released inmate is hired to solve a murder case.

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Thriller

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8 February 2003 (Japan)  »

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Thirteen Steps  »

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Box Office

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$155,435 (Japan), 14 February 2003, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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amazing
29 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie is pretty good.

I expect it to be purchased and remade by Tom Cruise or someone like that.

The story is about two men: a prison guard on vacation from prison and a released convict. The guard chooses the convict to help him solve a crime. There is a significant cultural difference in the way prison is treated in the US and Japan.

The prison guard has some ghosts in his closet that he must get rid of and so does the convict. They cross paths with other people who have stories to tell and relive.

The story arch that pervades Western culture is the one of redemption. This movie is also about redemption, but with a twist.


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