Former police detective Takakura has recently settled into a small quiet new house with his wife Yasuko. When an old colleague asks him to assist in an unsolved investigation into the disappearance of several members of the same family, Takakura can’t resist getting involved in the twisted case. Meanwhile, Yasuko’s exploration of her new neighbourhood introduces her to Nishino, a mysterious neighbour whose behaviour soon becomes increasingly troubling. The notion that Nishino might be a dangerous psychopath begins to invade the retired detective’s thoughts. Whether his obsession for serial killers makes him vulnerable to bouts of paranoia or enables him to discover his neighbour’s plans, Takakura has just begun a long descent into hell.
Kurosawa weaves a suffocating nightmare with his carefully composed atmospheres and narrative techniques, worthy of the cinema’s greatest masters. With this film, he conclusively confirms his rightful place among Alfred Hitchcock’s legitimate heirs.
- Japan 2016
- Thrills & kills
- Kiyoshi Kurosawa
- Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Chihiro Ikeda
- Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryôko Fujino, Masahiro Higashide
- 2016 Berlin, London, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Šangaj, Sidžes, San Dijego
- Filmografija (izbor) (selected):
- 2016 Le secret de la chambre noire / Daguerrotype
- Itsuwari no rinjin / Creepy / Jezivi 2015 Kishibe no tabi / Journey to the Shore 2008 Tokyo Sonata / Tokijska sonata 2003 Dopperugengâ / Doppelganger / Dvojnik 2001 Kairo / Pulse / Puls 1999 Karisuma / Charisma / Harizma 1998 Ningen gôkaku / License to Live 1998 Hebi no michi / Serpent’s Path
- Akiko Ashizawa
- Koichi Takahashi
- Yuri Habuka
- Tadashi Osumi
- Shochiku Asmik Ace Entertainment, Asahi Shimbun, KDDI Corporation
- 2016 Fantasia Film Festival - Cheval Noir Award for Best Director (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
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Kiyoshi Kurosawa (born 1955 in Kobe) is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. He is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre. Kurosawa studied film at Rikkyo University.
Kurosawa first achieved international acclaim with his supernatural crime thriller film Cure (1997). Moreover, the film garnered a great deal of critical buzz on the festival circuit, including Toronto, Rotterdam, and San Francisco. License to Live (1998) which he wrote with the help of a Sundance Institute Scholarship, was screened at the Berlin Film Festival, while Charisma (1999) was screened at Cannes. In 2001 Kurosawa crafted Pulse that many considered to the one of the best horror films of the decade.
With his 2008 film, Tokyo Sonata, Kurosawa was considered to step out of his usual horror genre and into family drama. In 2015 he made a romantic drama film Journey to the Shore. Both films brought him the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard).