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Laplace's Witch (2018)

Rapurasu no majo (original title)
An environmental analyst is asked by the police to determine if two deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning are an accident - or a murder. But when he meets a young woman at both sites, a scientific mystery begins.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Keigo Higashino (based on the novel by), Hiroyuki Yatsu (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shô Sakurai Shô Sakurai ... Shusuke Aoe
Suzu Hirose ... Madoka Uhara
Sôta Fukushi ... Kento Amakasu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rei Dan ... Mina Uhara
Lily Franky ... Dr. Zentaro Uhara
Tao Okamoto ... Rei Kirimiya
Eriko Satô Eriko Satô ... Chisato Mizuki
Mirai Shida ... Tetsuko Okunishi
Masanobu Takashima ... Toru Takeo
Hiroshi Tamaki ... Yuji Nakaoka
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Saisei Amakasu
Shôji Ômiya Shôji Ômiya
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An environmental analyst is asked by the police to determine if two deaths by hydrogen sulfide poisoning are an accident - or a murder. But when he meets a young woman at both sites, a scientific mystery begins.

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Quotes

Shusuke Aoe: Who are you?
Madoka Uhara: I am a witch. Laplace's Witch.
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Soundtracks

Faded
Written by Alan Walker , Jesper Borgen , Mood Melodies and Gunnar Greve
Performed by Iselin Solheim
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Boring
24 February 2019 | by kaljicSee all my reviews

I am a huge Takishi Miike fan and thus it pains me to write this review. This movie concerns a scientific mystery which ensues after a criminal investigation is started. The music is atmospheric and the filming is frankly top notch. However, the story unfolds slowly and deliberately. While the slow pace of the story is meant to emphasize the dramatic effect, the end result is the exact opposite. Add all these factors together and the result is that this movie is a sure cure for insomnia. Miike is one of the most inventive directors today, and his career is checkered matter with hits and misses. He has had more hits, but this movie is a definite miss.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 May 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,973,306
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