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Midsummer's Equation (2013)

Manatsu no hôteishiki (original title)
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
Makoto Imazato Makoto Imazato
Kazuki Kitamura ... Shunpei Kusanagi
Tôru Kizu Tôru Kizu
Gin Maeda Gin Maeda ... Shigeharu Kawabata
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:

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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A must watch!!!
20 February 2017 | by giteckmSee all my reviews

I just finished watching Midsummer's Equation starring Fukuyama Masaharu. It is intriguing and is one of the those thrillers where the loopholes in the story are minimum. It is the better than many of the suspense/thriller movies that i watched where the story-lines where incomprehensible or had many loopholes and unanswered queries usually left to the imagination of the viewer.

I liked the pattern in which the suspense gets unfolded and presented to the viewer.

The entire cast did their part well. This is the second movie I watched of Fukuyama apart from Like Father Like Son. He is good in both.

I highly recommend Midsummer's Equatiion!


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