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Metro ni notte (2006)

When Shinji Hasebe got off a subway, he finds himself in 1964 on the day of his brother's death. He travels between present and past and comes to know of his father's past. Going back to ... See full summary »


Tetsuo Shinohara


Jirô Asada (novel)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Shinji Hasebe
Takao Ohsawa ... Sakichi Konuma
Aya Okamoto Aya Okamoto ... Michiko Karube
Takako Tokiwa Takako Tokiwa ... Otoki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Hiraishi Mae Christopher Hiraishi Mae ... Sam
Takahiro Hôjô Takahiro Hôjô ... Shoichi Hasebe
Kumiko Itô Kumiko Itô
Kengo Kôra Kengo Kôra
Hiromi Sakimoto ... Shinji Konuma
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano
Jun Takatori Jun Takatori
Min Tanaka
Shûji Yamamoto Shûji Yamamoto
Kazuko Yoshiyuki Kazuko Yoshiyuki


When Shinji Hasebe got off a subway, he finds himself in 1964 on the day of his brother's death. He travels between present and past and comes to know of his father's past. Going back to the past shows him the truth about his parents. Written by Kanagon

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Release Date:

21 October 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Riding on the Metro See more »


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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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unsolvable riddle
20 February 2010 | by screaminmimiSee all my reviews

I found this movie to be intriguing enough to hang on for the ride. The production design alone--rendering perfectly various historical periods in Tokyo--was worth my time.

If you like your stories tied up neatly at the end, it's probably not the movie for you. Likewise, if you can't handle non-linear time structures, give this one a miss. However, if you like riddles that can't be solved, you will probably enjoy it. In that regard, it is similar to "(The Mystery of) Rampo" (1994) and "Jacob's Ladder." However, I don't think it was as honest as those films, because forgiveness seems too easily given. As difficult as the relationships are in this movie, and given the unsolvable riddle, I don't think it was necessary for the protagonist to forgive his antagonist as unequivocally as he does in this movie. That said, given the character through-lines the actors had to work with, everyone did a terrific job... perhaps with the exception of the stiff who was hired to portray a crooked U.S. occupation forces officer. How hard could it be to find an American to play an American, or at least someone with a credible imitation of an American accent? Thankfully, he's the only clunker and only in one scene, and maybe I'm being too hard on him because of his bad rendering of an American accent. Nothing else in his performance was terrible.

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