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Gukoroku - Traces of Sin (2016)

Gukôroku (original title)
an investigations on murder didn't reach to any results, until a journalist discover new information that get on the trail of the criminal.

Director:

Kei Ishikawa

Writers:

Tokurô Nukui (based on the novel by), Kôsuke Mukai (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Tanaka
Hikari Mitsushima ... Mitsuko
Keisuke Koide ... Takou
Asami Usuda Asami Usuda ... Junko Miyamura
Yui Ichikawa Yui Ichikawa ... Emi Inamura
Tomoya Nakamura ... Ogata
Wakana Matsumoto Wakana Matsumoto ... Yukie Natsuhara
Hidekazu Mashima Hidekazu Mashima ... Watanabe
Mari Hamada ... Ms. Tachibana (lawyer)
Mitsuru Hirata Mitsuru Hirata ... Psychiatrist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miki Hayashida Miki Hayashida
Marika Matsumoto
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Storyline

Magazine reporter TANAKA is granted request to investigate a year old murder case gone cold, where a "perfect" family - a successful businessman, his beautiful wife and adorable child - were brutally murdered. Tanaka interviews acquaintances of the dead but gradually finds out that the family was not exactly ideal as believed, as stories of their true nature unfold. Equally disturbing are the interviewees themselves, each letting loose their own hidden nature. Meanwhile Tanaka himself is burdened when his younger sister Mitsuko is arrested for child abuse. GUKOROKU is a haunting and intense tale of the demons we face every day - inside and out.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 February 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gukoroku - Traces of Sin See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,096
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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psycho drama at full
22 November 2017 | by HombredelfuturoSee all my reviews

...with a blueish darker palette the director is presenting us this almost horror film in a two hours long run. Seems that most Japanese movies should have that length¿? The other commentators are saying that is too long and the pace too slow; well; I think they are not accustomed to Japanese films... In fact, all the length is right; but yes, like mentioned too, the final is somewhat evident at some point.

-I want to add a different point of view:

We are seeing different kind of situations and persons. Not all the rich and educated guys are good and not all the not so rich are good too. Very good showing of what a Human being can do to reach his/her desires.

You have the mentally ill characters; the climbers; the "normal" people; the cheats; the lies and liars.

-Is a sordid plot but not oppressive to watch it; it has plenty of "air" and exterior shoots to keep watching.

..why he decides to investigate about this crime again? One year after...may be he had all planned...may be it is his catharsis?

Incredible also, no matter what to do or not the perception of others is what counts in the end...


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