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Rapurasu no majo (2018)

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
Lily Franky ... Dr. Zentaro Uhara
Tao Okamoto ... Rei Kirimiya
Eriko Satô Eriko Satô
Mirai Shida ... Tetsuko Okunishi
Masanobu Takashima Masanobu Takashima
Hiroshi Tamaki
Etsushi Toyokawa Etsushi Toyokawa
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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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Language:

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Release Date:

4 May 2018 (Japan) See more »

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Laplace's Witch See more »

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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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When science led the investigation.
5 November 2018 | by cornishrexrastaSee all my reviews

This oddly titled murder mystery is about a detective who calls upon the services of a scientist to solve a murder. Eventually it is solved using the theories of French mathematician Pierre-Simon Laplace hence the title.

I thought the film required too much attention to be engaging. There is far too much science fiction pretending to be realism in the film. Realism is police work, profiling and forensics not bizarre future predictions and science hypothesizes that would not spend a second in a courtroom.


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