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Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (2016)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 18 June 2016 (Japan)
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Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ... See full summary »

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa

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Yutaka Maekawa (based on the novel by), Chihiro Ikeda (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Hidetoshi Nishijima ... Takakura
Yûko Takeuchi ... Yasuko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toru Baba Toru Baba
Ryôko Fujino Ryôko Fujino ... Mio
Masahiro Higashide ... Nogami
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Nishino
Haruna Kawaguchi Haruna Kawaguchi ... Saki
Misaki Saisho Misaki Saisho
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Tanimoto
Naoko Satô Naoko Satô
Masahiro Toda ... Okawa
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Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is the only surviving family member from the case. Meanwhile, Takakura and his wife Yasuko recently moved into a new home. Their neighbor, Nishino, has a sick wife and a young teen daughter. One day, the daughter, Mio, tells him that the man is not her father and she doesn't know him at all.

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That man isn't my father, he is total stranger.


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Japanese

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18 June 2016 (Japan) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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The serial killer that the main character discusses with his class is Robert Hansen. He would kidnap prostitutes and take them in his plane into the forest where he would hunt them down and kill them. He lived in Alaska. See more »

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Risible...
29 December 2016 | by tenshi_ippikiookamiSee all my reviews

but oddly engrossing.

"Creepy", by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, is quite a strange movie, strangely entertaining and gripping, but that loses steam as its running time advances, ending weirder than weird. Probably, twenty minutes less would have improved the product.

Takakura is an university teacher, former police detective, specialized in serial killers and the like. He decided to leave his job after a bad experience and has moved houses with his wife, Yasuko. But one of their neighbours, Nishino, seems to be a little bit... strange. At the same time, one of his former colleagues gets him interested in a cold case.

Cue a plot development that is a little bit of a head-scratcher, especially when it comes to the behavior some of the characters have. One thing is having people scared, afraid or worried, insecure. Another is stretching situations because they help the tension and the plot develop, even if they are not very realistic or make little sense. Sadly, Kurosawa falls a lot into the second part, mostly close to the end of the movie, where plot development after plot development will make the viewer go from: 'no, don't open that door!' to: 'come on!' pretty fast.

And it is a pity because the direction is good, with a moody atmosphere, which makes the viewer feel they can't breathe. The music, the light, the camera work... all helps to make it a suffocating experience. The acting is really good too, with Teruyuki Kagawa being the highlight again as Nishino. Kagawa can play shady or sleazy in his sleep, and he does a great job here.

Too bad that the movie falls for the cheap shocks instead of caring more about what is happening and giving sense to the story.


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