6.1/10
2,292
17 user 75 critic

Nightmare Detective (2006)

Akumu tantei (original title)
Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a ... See full summary »

Director:

Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Still haunted by his unwanted abilities, which allow him to enter other people's dreams, and memories of his mother dying when he was a child, Kyoichi Kagenuma (Ryuhei Matsuda) contemplates... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Yui Miura, Hanae Kan
Haze (2005)
Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man wakes up to find himself locked in a cramped concrete maze of corridors, in which he can barely move. He doesn't remember why he is there or how he got there. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Takahiro Murase, Takahiro Kandaka
Gemini (1999)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A successful doctor, Yukio's picture perfect life is gradually wrecked, and taken over by his avenging twin brother, who bumps off his family members one by one and reclaims his lover who is now Yukio's wife.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Ryô, Yasutaka Tsutsui
Vital (2004)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nami Tsukamoto, Kiki
Bullet Ballet (1998)
Crime | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man sees his life changed forever when his fiancee shoots herself. Baffled, he wants by all means to obtain such a weapon of destruction and he finds himself caught in the middle of a ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Kirina Mano, Tatsuya Nakamura
Tokyo Fist (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Suspecting that his childhood friend, a professional boxer, is having an affair with his fiancee, a businessman starts training rigorously himself in order to take him down.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Kaori Fujii, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Kôji Tsukamoto
Action | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Losing his son Tom in a hit and run triggers violent emotions in Anthony, whose body begins to transform. When the driver who killed Tom reappears, Anthony mutates into a mass of metal - a human weapon fuelled by an uncontrollable rage.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Eric Bossick, Akiko Monô, Yûko Nakamura
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman is being stalked by a stranger. His stalking turns to blackmail when he sends her copies of photos of her in an embarrassing position. Now he controls her and she has to do anything he says. Anything.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Asuka Kurosawa, Yûji Kôtari, Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Kotoko (2011)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a single mother suffers a nervous breakdown, she is suspected of child abuse and her child is taken away. Her mental suffering escalates as she succumbs to her darkest fantasies.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yûko Nakamura, Cocco
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When metal-worshipping fanatics abduct his son, a father unleashes his dormant destructive power, as his naked rage transforms the once-feeble flesh into a grisly symbiosis of metal and tissue. Who dares to defy the ultimate body-hammer?

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Tomorô Taguchi, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Nobu Kanaoka
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Japanese soldier endures illness, starvation and brutality in the Philippines at the tail end of WW2.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Lily Franky, Tatsuya Nakamura
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Hiruko is a goblin sent to Earth on a reconnaissance ... See full summary »

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Stars: Kenji Sawada, Masaki Kudou, Hideo Murota
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Kyoichi Kagenuma
Hitomi Hitomi ... Keiko Kirishima
Masanobu Andô ... Detective Wakamiya
Ren Osugi ... Detective Sekiya (as Ren Ôsugi)
Yoshio Harada ... Keizo Oishi
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... '0'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nobuteru Akimoto Nobuteru Akimoto
Kenichi Arai Kenichi Arai
Masayoshi Deguchi Masayoshi Deguchi
Eri Fuse
Keichirô Hasegawa Keichirô Hasegawa
Kimie Hayama Kimie Hayama
Takumi Hirano Takumi Hirano
Seriyu Ichino Seriyu Ichino
Shigetoshi Iida Shigetoshi Iida
Edit

Storyline

Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. Keiko Kirishima is a cool, seemingly emotionless police detective, brilliant but off-putting. She's faced with two mutilated corpses who appear to have killed themselves, but she's not sure. A cell-phone number links the deaths. She calls on Akumu Tantei, a poor and suicidal young man who has the ability to enter people's dreams. He's reluctant to help. His past haunts him. A subconscious duel of terror and blood awaits the three. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 January 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmare Detective See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,578
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Followed by Nightmare Detective 2 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Gymnopédie No.3
(uncredited)
Music by Erik Satie
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not one of Tsukamoto's best, but still very good
14 April 2008 | by IndyrodSee all my reviews

Shinya Tsukamoto directs and plays the bad guy in this supernatural thriller, and even though I liked it pretty much, it doesn't stand up well against his other classics. People are dying horrible bloody suicides which seem connected to a recent cell phone conversation they had with a person identified as "O". A beautiful female detective takes over the case, and meets up with a guy that has the ability to enter other people's dreams. Not a novel or original story idea by Tsukamoto, but it's still pretty interesting. When the lady detective makes a call to "O" which dooms her, she calls upon the nightmare detective to enter her dreams and save her. I see a sequel to this movie is in post production, and I hope it's better than the original. Seems kind of funny to me that Tsukamoto is making a sequel to this one, but who knows? From any other director on this subject matter, the movie would probably be a flop, but being Tsukamoto, he adds enough suspense and some gory suicides to make it interesting.


5 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 17 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed