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Yôgisha X no kenshin (2008)

It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.

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Hiroshi Nishitani

Writers:

Yasushi Fukuda (screenplay), Keigo Higashino (serial story "Yôgisha X no kenshin")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Manabu Yukawa
Ko Shibasaki ... Kaoru Utsumi (as Kô Shibasaki)
Kazuki Kitamura ... Shumpei Kusanagi
Yasuko Matsuyuki ... Yasuko Hanaoka
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Tetsuya Ishigami
Duncan Duncan ... Kuniaki Kudo (as Dankan)
Keishi Nagatsuka Keishi Nagatsuka ... Shinji Togashi
Miho Kanazawa Miho Kanazawa ... Misato Hanaoka
Ikkei Watanabe Ikkei Watanabe ... Hiromi Koribayashi
Hiroshi Shinagawa ... Shiro Yuge
Miki Maya ... Sakurako Shironouchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ethan Amis Ethan Amis ... Clue with Santa
Lily Franky ... (as Lily Frankie)
Tsuyoshi Hayashi Tsuyoshi Hayashi ... Kensuke Murase
Yasufumi Hayashi Yasufumi Hayashi ... Junichi Kakimoto
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It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 October 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Suspect X See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Manabu Yukawa: Is it harder to create an unsolvable problem or solve it?
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A new twist on an old story
27 April 2011 | by vsg07See all my reviews

I am not a big fan of movies which are based on books. Just look at what they did with Harry Potter and others (LOTR is an exception). So I wasn't much excited when my friend told me it was based on a book and I tried not to watch it. He practically had to make me sit through the first 15 minutes of the movie to make sure I was intrigued. Well, I am glad he made me watch it because Suspect X is one the best mystery thriller movies I've watched in the last couple of years.

Suspect X is a story of a murdered husband, a wife, a daughter and two geniuses. Manabu Yukawa is a scientist who helps out the police once in a while. And Tetsuya Ishigami is Mathematician who lives next door to the wife of the murdered man. Both have their reasons to be involved. The story is written tightly. The cinematography is hauntingly beautiful.

The strongest point of the movie is the interactions of the two geniuses. When they are there talking, you don't want to miss a second of their conversation. They are not conniving and trying to out do each other. They are just old friends talking. And that's what makes this movie so special.

I highly recommend it to those who love Hitchcock movies.

Note: I don't know Japanese and watched this movie with English Subtitles. It in no way affected the mood of the movie.


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