Tag Archives: Masanobu Andô

Shinya Tsukamoto – Akumu tantei aka Nightmare Detective (2006)

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In a big city, a wave of suicides catches fire. The modus operandi is always the same: the victims wildly stab themselves to death, cut their own throats and butcher themselves beyond recognition, without any apparent reason. The only thing the dead have in common is the phone number they call just before they perish at their own hand. Keiko, a crack policewoman, takes it upon herself to solve the case. Soon enough she reaches the conclusion that someone is entering the victims’ dreams and persuading them to take their own lives. She appeals to Kyoichi, a man known as a nightmare detective who can enter the dreams of others, to help. When Wakimaya, one of Keiko’s colleagues, falls victim to the killer, Keiko takes the risk and dials the number, though she knows that she may well be the next suicide on the list. Read More »

Shinji Aoyama – Kôrogi AKA Crickets (2006)

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Kaoru, a woman in her 30s, is married to an older, blind and apparently mute man, whom she cares for in a house in a small coastal town on the Izu Peninsula. She claims to be dependent on him, but what binds them does not seem to be love. In her wandering, Kaoru discovers the bar of an association. Read More »

Takeshi Kitano – Kizzu ritân AKA Kids Return (1996)

Two buddies visit the schoolyard of the high school they used to attend, and remember their young and dumb days. They used to be the bullies in the school, until they find their own ways of life; one as a boxer, and the other as a member of the yakuza. Read More »

Shinobu Yaguchi – Adorenarin doraibu aka Adrenaline Drive (1999)

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Suzuki accidentally bumps into the car of a yakuza, but is saved from disaster when a gas explosion makes for greater chaos. Somehow, Suzuki and mousy nurse Shizuko make it out alive, and with 170 million yen in cash. Hotly pursued by the yakuza, they make for the road and fall in love in the process. Read More »