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The Wings of the Kirin (2011)

Kirin no tsubasa: Gekijouban Shinzanmono (original title)
A man is stabbed to death in Tokyo's Nihonbashi area. The victim staggers with the knife still in the wound for eight minutes before collapsing under the winged statues of two Kirin on the ... See full summary »

Director:

Nobuhiro Doi

Writers:

Keigo Higashino (based on the novel by), Takeharu Sakurai (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroshi Abe ... Kaga
Yui Aragaki ... Kaori Nakahara
Junpei Mizobata Junpei Mizobata ... Yuhei Matsumiya
Tôri Matsuzaka Tôri Matsuzaka ... Yuto Aoyagi
Masaki Suda ... Tomoyuki Yoshinaga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Natsuko Akiyama Natsuko Akiyama ... Mieko Yoshinaga
Tokio Emoto Tokio Emoto ... Shyogo Yokota
Gekidan Hitori Gekidan Hitori ... Hajime Itokawa
Meisa Kuroki ... Ami Aoyama
Yutaka Matsushige ... Kobayashi
Takahiro Miura ... Huyuki Yajima
Seiya Motoki Seiya Motoki ... Shota Kurosawa (as Seiya)
Kiichi Nakai ... Takeaki Aoyagi
Satoshi Nishikôri Satoshi Nishikôri
Seika Taketomi Seika Taketomi ... Haruka Aoyagi
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A man is stabbed to death in Tokyo's Nihonbashi area. The victim staggers with the knife still in the wound for eight minutes before collapsing under the winged statues of two Kirin on the famous Nihonbashi bridge. The suspect, on the other hand, is now in coma, having fled the scene and been hit by a truck. On hearing this news, his girlfriend, Kaori Nakahara, insist that he is innocent. The case falls to Kyoichiro Kaga, a brilliant detective. Kaga realizes that behind this apparently open-and-shut case is a tangled web of mystery involving both victim and suspect, and their families. What was the victim thinking as he died? Will Kaga unravel the mystery at the heart of the case? Written by luraz isketambola

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Starts out slow but keeps getting better
24 January 2020 | by mister_batemanSee all my reviews

At the beginning it looks like a superficial crime drama made for TV. A bit cheap at times and the story seems rather mundane. But as it progresses, you find that there is much more depth and a lot more layers to it.

I like Japanese movies because they have a certain gravity and dignity to them and they tell very human stories, that go all the way to the heart. This one's no exception. I really liked it.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 January 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Nihonbashi, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,835,053
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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