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The Detective Is in the Bar (2011)

Tantei wa bar ni iru (original title)
In the Susukino red light district of Sapporo, a private detective (Yo Oizumi) drinks alcohol with his driver Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) in his favorite bar. There he receives a phone call ... See full summary »

Director:

Hajime Hashimoto

Writers:

Naomi Azuma (based on the novel by), Ryôta Kosawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yô Ôizumi ... The Detective
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Takada
Koyuki ... Saori
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida ... Toshio Kirishima
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satomi Achiwa Satomi Achiwa ... Yasuko Taguchi
Tamae Andô Tamae Andô ... Mineko
Yoshiki Arizono Yoshiki Arizono ... Kohei Taguchi
Takeshi Hijikata Takeshi Hijikata
Renji Ishibashi ... Kyosuke Iwabuchi
Ryûji Katagiri Ryûji Katagiri ... Kajiwara-Gumi Kumichô
Hitomi Katayama
Shion Machida Shion Machida ... Kyoko Kondo
Magy Magy
Carmen Maki Carmen Maki ... Maki
Yutaka Matsushige ... Aida
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In the Susukino red light district of Sapporo, a private detective (Yo Oizumi) drinks alcohol with his driver Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda) in his favorite bar. There he receives a phone call from a woman who identifies herself as Kyoko Kondo. The woman asks the detective to complete a simple task. The detective, having an excellent sense for danger, thinks the work is easy and accepts the case. The next day he begins the investigation. Written by Anonymous

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Connections

Followed by The Last Shot in the Bar (2017) See more »

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Okay but too long
18 July 2020 | by mister_batemanSee all my reviews

It starts out very funny and entertaining, there are charismatic characters and appealing cinematography, but the movie loses steam about halfway through. There just wasn't enough tension, action, character development or intrigue in the story to keep me captivated. It just dragged on at a very slow pace. They should have cut off half an hour too.

I've seen worse though, so I'll probably check out part 2 as well.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 September 2011 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Phone Call to the Bar See more »

Filming Locations:

Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,404,986
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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