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A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.

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Sang-il Lee

Writers:

Shûichi Yoshida (based on the novel by), Shûichi Yoshida (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Eri Fukatsu ... Mitsuyo
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Shimizu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Ishibashi, Yoshino's father
Hisashi Igawa ... Katsuji
Mansaku Ikeuchi Mansaku Ikeuchi ... Kubo
Hanae Kan Hanae Kan
Sabu Kawahara Sabu Kawahara
Kirin Kiki
Suzuki Matsuo Suzuki Matsuo
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Norio, Yuichi's uncle
Hikari Mitsushima
Yoshiko Miyazaki
Kento Nagayama Kento Nagayama
Hiroshi Oda Hiroshi Oda
Masaki Okada
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A young woman's murder provokes reflection on the ugliness and villainy of modern society.

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Crime | Drama | Romance

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 September 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Villain See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amuse,Asahi Shimbun,Dentsu See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Favourite Japanese Movie
3 August 2011 | by avisionofsorrowSee all my reviews

Wonderful movie that had me captivated from the beginning, please find this movie! Very good acting for an Asian movie (lets be honest!), great concept, climatic ending and thought provoking. A great range of characters are employed and the handling of their relationships is sublime. Hopefully the messages of the movie won't be lost to those that check this out, if I could hint at some of what it meant to me I'd say life/people aren't as cut and dry or black and white as many would like to think they are. In many ways there are 'villainous' aspects to all of us and the lines between rage/hate/murder/condescension can blur together. Inhumanity, it seems we have to accept, is rather an intrinsic though unwanted/suppressed potentiality of our nature.


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