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A detective hunts a killer who is removing girls hearts. When his own fiancée falls victim to the killer, the detective discovers the otherworldly intentions of the killer and is helped from beyond the grave by his fiancée.

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Ryûhei Kitamura

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Tsutomu Takahashi (comic book), Isao Kiriyama (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yumiko Shaku Yumiko Shaku ... Mina Saeki / Izuko (new Izuko)
Takao Ohsawa ... Tatsuya Kudo
Shôsuke Tanihara ... Kohei Kanzaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yuka Itaya Yuka Itaya
Takehiro Katayama Takehiro Katayama ... Shrine Guard 1
Yumi Kikuchi Yumi Kikuchi ... Shuho Kamiina
Kazuki Kitamura
Kazuhito Ohba Kazuhito Ohba ... Shrine Guard 2
Aya Okamoto Aya Okamoto
Masato Sakai Masato Sakai
Eihi Shiina ... Izuko
Hiromasa Taguchi Hiromasa Taguchi ... Kazuo Kishi
Naho Toda ... Kyoko Aoyama
Maiko Yamada Maiko Yamada ... Maya Ito
Terumi Yoshida Terumi Yoshida
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Storyline

A homicide detective hunts a killer who is literally taking girls hearts. When his own fiancée falls victim to the killer, the detective discovers the otherworldly intentions of the killer and is helped from beyond the grave by his fiancée. Written by Daniel Jos. Leary

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Rated R for violent content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 December 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Даль небесная See more »

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Production Co:

Toei Company See more »
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Color:

Color
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Quotes

Kanzaki: I'll go to the gate.
Kishi: Huh?
Kanzaki: It's the only way I can stop Kudo...
Kamiina: Yes. Is that your choice?
Unknown: What are you talking about? Are you both crazy?
Kanzaki: Crazy as it may be... if it's the only way to save Mina, then I'll go.
Kamiina: [hands Kanzaki a gun] Take this.
Kanzaki: [Kanzaki takes the gun, and looks at Kishi] Shoot me.
Unknown: [Kishi hesitantly raises his gun to Kanzaki] Don't! Death is the end of everything! Kishi! DON'T!
Kishi: [lowers gun] I can't do it!
[...]
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An imaginative fantasy tale
9 October 2008 | by kevin_crightonSee all my reviews

A detective hunting a serial killer is left devastated when his bride to be is murdered on their wedding day. As with all the victims, her heart was removed. As he hunts down leads to find the killer, His bride, Mina, finds herself at The Gate Of Resentment. There she is faced with 3 choices. Go through the gate and be reborn, become a ghost, or take revenge and kill, and end up in hell.....

Ryuhei Kitamura, who directed the action packed Azumi, tones down the violence here, but still stages some impressive action sequences. The cast are all impressive.

But what really gets you about this movie, is the emotional content. Based on a Japanese comic book, there are twists in the story which do come as a surprise. And the love portion of the story works well, both for the detective Kohei, and his bride Mina, but also the bond between the killer, her boss (who needs the hearts for a ritual) and the boss's sick wife. Not everything is as clear cut as it would seem to appear here, and this is a refreshing change.

Although I've not read the comic book, as a movie it is very impressive, with a lot of imagination. If only writers and directors in Hollywood and the west could come up with ideas this imaginative.

This is a movie worth checking out.


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