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Kiyoshi Kurosawa's nerve-shredding thriller about the hunt for a serial killer in a bleak and decaying Tokyo.
Crime 1998 111 mins
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
A series of murders have been committed by ordinary people who claim to have had no control over their horrifying actions. Following the only link – a mysterious stranger who had brief contact with each perpetrator and their victim – detective Kenichi Takabe (Koji Yakusho, Tokyo Sonata, 13 Assassins) places his own sanity on the line as he tries to end the wave of inexplicable terror.
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Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
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