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Retribution (2006)

Sakebi (original title)
A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points ... See full summary »

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kôji Yakusho ... Noboru Yoshioka
Manami Konishi Manami Konishi ... Harue Nimura
Tsuyoshi Ihara ... Tôru Miyaji
Hiroyuki Hirayama Hiroyuki Hirayama ... Wakai Keiji Sakurai
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura ... Shôichi Sakuma
Ryo Kase ... Sagyôsen no Sen'in (as Ryô Kase)
Kaoru Okunuki Kaoru Okunuki ... Miyuki Yabe
Hironobu Nomura Hironobu Nomura ... Seiji Onoda
Jin Muraki Jin Muraki ... Kenshikan Furuya
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue ... Keiji
Naoko Miyake Naoko Miyake ... Kangofu
Yôko Chôsokabe Yôko Chôsokabe ... Kangofu
Takahiro Satô Takahiro Satô ... Sakuma no Musuko Yûsuke
Kenkichi Watanabe Kenkichi Watanabe ... Shiryôgakari
Kaoru Mizuki Kaoru Mizuki ... Shibata Reiko no Hahaoya
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Storyline

A detective investigates a series of murders. A possible serial killer might be on a rampage, since they all are in the same vicinity and by the same method, but as the evidence points toward the detective as the prime suspect, a ghost in red follows him, and he begins to question his identity. His realization of what seems to have really happened results in something much more sinister and larger in scope, and it leaves his psyche scarred. Written by MuzikJunky

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

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 February 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Retribution See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$394,568
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Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Kaze ni naru
Written by Ataru Nakamura
Performed by Ataru Nakamura
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Disappointing Kurosawa loser
24 September 2008 | by IndyrodSee all my reviews

This Kiyoshi Kurosawa ghost movie is pretty wild, and it did have at least one jump scare that caught me off guard. But all in all, the movie is incredibly stupid, with a detective trying to track down a suspected serial killer, only to find out he may have committed one of the crimes. Then he finds himself haunted by a gorgeous Asian lady ghost, and has no idea why (and neither does the viewer). As other murders are committed, he becomes even more confused as the killers are easily found, and this ghost still haunts him for some reason. Not only is the plot completely stupid, the lady ghost is more funny than anything, especially when she suddenly flies across the city, like Wonder Woman. And the ending makes little sense, in fact, the whole movie makes little sense, and I can't recommend it at all. If it didn't take itself so serious, I would think it was supposed to be a black comedy. Outside of "Bright Future" this is the worst movie directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa I have seen yet.


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