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Afutâ sukûru (2008)

A middle school teacher, Jinno, is friends with a young couple that is about to have a baby. But on the eve of the birth, the father, Kimura, disappears. Then, a hired private detective appears and ask Jinno's help to find Kimura.

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Credited cast:
Yô Ôizumi ... Jinno
Masato Sakai ... Kimura
Kuranosuke Sasaki ... Kitazawa
Takako Tokiwa ... Miki
Tomoko Tabata ... Mystery Woman
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masatô Ibu ... Kataoka
Jun'ichirô Kishi
Toshiyuki Kitami ... Ohguro
Ayumu Saitô
Kei Yamamoto
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A middle school teacher, Jinno, is friends with a young couple that is about to have a baby. But on the eve of the birth, the father, Kimura, disappears. Then, a hired private detective appears and ask Jinno's help to find Kimura.

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Not so intriguing mystery
18 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

When you see the cast of this film, it kind of telegraphs to you that it's a B movie.

Jinno (Yo Ooizumi) is a school teacher, but he ends up doing a detective job like he did with "Tantei wa BAR ni iru". Kimura (Masato Sakai) plays the part of his high school class mate that disappeared, and Jinno has to search. Why Kimura disappeared is the center of focus in this movie.

It's not a bad film, but not so good either.

This might be the swan song for the Gen X age group actors to play the lead role. Their slow burn style acting doesn't go well with a comical story.

The story wasn't so bad, so it's worth a watch.


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