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Himeanole (2016)

Himeanôru (original title)
Getting two stories in one, Himeanôru depicts the story of co-workers where one of them is gunning to make a cafe's waitress his. When the co-worker visits the said cafe to see the waitress... See full summary »

Director:

Keisuke Yoshida

Writers:

Minoru Furuya (manga), Keisuke Yoshida (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Gaku Hamada ... Okada
Gô Morita Gô Morita ... Okada
Aimi Satsukawa ... Yuka
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryusuke Komakine Ryusuke Komakine ... Wagusa
Tsuyoshi Muro ... Ando
Ken Takagi Ken Takagi
Maho Yamada Maho Yamada ... Kumiko
Makoto Ôtake Makoto Ôtake
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Getting two stories in one, Himeanôru depicts the story of co-workers where one of them is gunning to make a cafe's waitress his. When the co-worker visits the said cafe to see the waitress his friend is yearning for, he also meets an old class-mate he has not seen in some time. In a twist and transition the waitress tells the visiting co-worker that she is being stalked by a man. That man is none other than the old class-mate. Written by aghaemi

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Crime | Thriller

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One of the best thrillers of the year
6 December 2016 | by alain-kapel5See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this from beginning to end. It ranks among the best serial-killer thrillers in the past 5-10 years in my opinion. The greatest thing is that it initially plays like an innocent, albeit strange comedy/drama about two weirdos trying to get to a likable waitress. The serial-killer angle rears its head after the 40-minute mark and it is so well paced that you naturally accept the proceedings and just go with it.

It kinda resembled Korean movies in its stylish execution of the thriller elements, without skipping on any gore during the killings. And it definitely gets brutal so be prepared. I won't spoil much but note that the movie doesn't leave out any quality drama either, not even during the climax which is emotional as much as it is hard hitting.

If you like extreme Asian thrillers like I Saw the Devil or Killers, definitely check this out as well.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 May 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Princess Lizard See more »

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