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 ...
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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
I was fortunate enough to see this film at the Chicago International Film Festival last august. I am really fond of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's work (My favs are probably Doppelganger, Bright Future and Charisma). I did not know much about this film prior to seeing it other than it being the newest K. Kurosawa. I am not going to describe the film in that I wish not to ruin an aspect of it. What I will say is that I found it to be the best piece of work that K. Kurosawa has done to date. The film encompasses every area of cinema that K. Kurosawa has explored; from crime drama to j-horror. If you are fond of K. Kurosawa, you will absolutely enjoy this film and probably feel similar. Hope this was helpful, take care.
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