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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 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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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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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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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Slow-pace, but worth the build up and story development
18 November 2017 | by reimondo-agSee all my reviews

This film was introduced in a number of international film festivals and I saw it during one of them and glad I did. It started slowly with main character Tanaka, journalist, (Satoshi Tsumabuki) carrying the story line forward by interviewing different people involved in a murder case. It's easy to miss some plot lines as a lot of characters were introduced one by one, especially with the names and flashbacks. I think that's the film's direction as it leaves the viewers to connect the dots on their own progressively, dropping hints here and there. As others have suggested, recommended to watch second time as some of the earlier scenes will make sense. I myself came out from the cinema questioning myself why and how, trying to make sense some of the plots. It is one of the best crimes, thriller movies worth the watch for those who enjoy the genre.

Both Satoshi and Hikari Mitsushima (female lead) threw in some of the best performances. I am well familiar with those two and quite enjoyed some of their previous films. They played some of the difficult scenes really well.

Please give it a watch, anyone who don't mind the slow pace and story gradually unravelling up to the final climax. For reference, this film is first feature length film from director Kei Ishikawa who studied film directing in Poland on government scholarship.


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