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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
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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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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

18 February 2017 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,096
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Touching and beautifully shot - more than just a detective story
22 January 2019 | by mstr_bondSee all my reviews

A journalist investigates the unexplainable, brutal murder of an upper class family, slowly piecing together an intricate puzzle and revealing a web of intertwined relationships between have and have-nots in the caste-like society of a Japanese city.

I really enjoyed both the acting as well as the direction. Every single scene looked perfect, neat and tidy.


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