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Thirteen Steps (2003)

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

Director:

Masahiko Nagasawa

Writers:

Kazuaki Takano (novel), Tadashi Morishita (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Takashi Sorimachi ... Junichi Migami
Tsutomu Yamazaki ... Shoji Nango
Kankurô Kudô Kankurô Kudô ... Toru Kihara
Tsurube Shôfukutei Tsurube Shôfukutei ... Sugiura
Rena Tanaka ... Ako Nango
Tetsuya Bessho Tetsuya Bessho ... Nakamori
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Okazaki
Hiroyuki Miyasako Hiroyuki Miyasako ... Minoru Terada
Ren Osugi ... Norio Ando (as Ren Ôsugi)
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Kazuko Migami (Junichi's Sister)
Sabu Kawahara Sabu Kawahara
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kôjun Itô Kôjun Itô
Sanshô Shinsui Sanshô Shinsui ... (as Sanshô Shinsui)
Hiroshi Yamamoto Hiroshi Yamamoto
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Storyline

A released inmate is hired to solve a murder case.

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Genres:

Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 February 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$155,435 (Japan), 14 February 2003, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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amazing
29 December 2006 | by dgrobinson-1See 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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