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The Antique: Secret of the Old Books (2018)

Biblia Koshodô no Jiken Techô (original title)
Kamakura south of Tokyo has a special book store, which is operated by Shioriko. She loves her books, her store and stocks rarities and specialties. Daisuke also works there. A stranger ... See full summary »

Director:

Yukiko Mishima

Writers:

En Mikami (based on the novel by), Ryôhei Watanabe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Haru Kuroki ... Shioriko Shinokawa
Shûhei Nomura Shûhei Nomura ... Daisuke Goura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masahiro Higashide ... Yoshio Tanaka
Kaho Kaho ... Kinuko Goura
Ryô Narita ... Inagaki
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Kamakura south of Tokyo has a special book store, which is operated by Shioriko. She loves her books, her store and stocks rarities and specialties. Daisuke also works there. A stranger targets the store and seems to be after something specific. The two set out to find out what the figure is after and how they should protect themselves. Written by aghaemi

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Drama | Mystery

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The film was part of the line-up at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival in Toronto, Canada in 2019. See more »

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Good Enough
17 January 2020 | by pennyelenabooksSee all my reviews

" The antique : secret of the old books " was interesting.

The combination of the past stories with the contemporary mystery was good and it wasn't tiring as it went back and forth. The past romance was pretty intense and the love story was sweet and entertaining. However, the present little love story was not necessary and disappointing. The whole mystery with the book was a let down too, as the actual reason behind the crime was not well explained.

On the other hand, the cinematography was very artistic and the book theme was well presented. The performances were really good from everyone in the cast.

So, overall, five out of ten.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 November 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Memory of Antique Books See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,450
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