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Manatsu no hôteishiki (2013)

An adaptation of Higashino Keigo's sixth novel in the popular Galileo series. Professor Yukawa Manabu must solve the mysteries of seemingly accidental death of another guest at the countryside motel he was spending his vacation in.

Director:

Hiroshi Nishitani

Writers:

Keigo Higashino (based on the novel by), Yasushi Fukuda (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken Aoki Ken Aoki
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Setsuko Kawabata
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Manabu Yukawa
Hakuryû Hakuryû ... Hidetoshi Senba
Kazuki Kitamura ... Shunpei Kusanagi
Tôru Kizu Tôru Kizu
Gin Maeda Gin Maeda ... Shigeharu Kawabata
Toshie Negishi Toshie Negishi ... Widow of Police Detective Tsukahara
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Nobuko Miyake
Sansei Shiomi Sansei Shiomi ... Shoji Tsukahara
Tetsushi Tanaka Tetsushi Tanaka ... Keiichi Tsukazaki
Anne Watanabe ... Narumi Kawabata
Hikaru Yamazaki Hikaru Yamazaki ... Kyohei Tsukazaki
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Misa Kishitani
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An adaptation of Higashino Keigo's sixth novel in the popular Galileo series. Professor Yukawa Manabu must solve the mysteries of seemingly accidental death of another guest at the countryside motel he was spending his vacation in.

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Mystery

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

29 June 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Midsummer's Equation See more »

Filming Locations:

Shizuoka, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Amuse,Bungeishunju,FILM See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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drown by love
5 March 2014 | by dumsumdumfaiSee all my reviews

What a story this is! One of theme is fairly obvious - protection, whatever the cost.

For those uninitiated, this is a one-off movie/special from a TV series about a physics professor helping the police to solve difficult cases. And the original stories came from a various novels.

This one opens with the Professor travelling to s small town. The town is on the verge of redevelopment but is opposed by environmental concerns - to 'protect' the ocean. The professor stays at a small local inn where a death occurs. An ex-cop no less. Then as he gets intertwined with a little local boy he unravelled a series of 'events', passed or present from this death.

The story is a bit heartbreaking, but I think the message comes through loud and clear. Although the message is nothing new, and occurs very often in this type of crime/drama, the way it was handle was fairly well. There are a couple of places where sentimentality could have been more restrained. Other then that, no complaints.


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