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Nightmare Detective (2006)

Akumu tantei (original title)
Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a ... See full summary »

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Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Kyoichi Kagenuma
Hitomi Hitomi ... Keiko Kirishima
Masanobu Andô ... Detective Wakamiya
Ren Osugi ... Detective Sekiya (as Ren Ôsugi)
Yoshio Harada ... Keizo Oishi
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... '0'
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nobuteru Akimoto Nobuteru Akimoto
Kenichi Arai Kenichi Arai
Masayoshi Deguchi Masayoshi Deguchi
Eri Fuse
Keichirô Hasegawa Keichirô Hasegawa
Kimie Hayama Kimie Hayama
Takumi Hirano Takumi Hirano
Seriyu Ichino Seriyu Ichino
Shigetoshi Iida Shigetoshi Iida
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Storyline

Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. "O" intends suicide while talking on a cell-phone with a stranger he meets on line who plans a simultaneous suicide. Events take a horrifying turn. Keiko Kirishima is a cool, seemingly emotionless police detective, brilliant but off-putting. She's faced with two mutilated corpses who appear to have killed themselves, but she's not sure. A cell-phone number links the deaths. She calls on Akumu Tantei, a poor and suicidal young man who has the ability to enter people's dreams. He's reluctant to help. His past haunts him. A subconscious duel of terror and blood awaits the three. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

13 January 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Nightmare Detective See more »

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Japan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$67,578
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color
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Connections

Followed by Nightmare Detective 2 (2008) See more »

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Gymnopédie No.3
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Music by Erik Satie
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Nightmare detective DVD R3 review
1 October 2007 | by helmuttySee all my reviews

The premise caught me and I was on my way to watch it on DVD. It is haunting creepy and very violent. This violent thriller/fantasy had me stayed up for a night. The director had the story that looks like real. That scared me, pondering on the main theme of this, "suicide". After the thrilling violent suicides, you will find that violence is the least point you take note, it is the brutal violence, the idea on suicide when you just think about it. So it pretty got me like straight to the brain.

The story shows the first bloody suicide and Keiko (Hitomi), a cop transferred is discovering the first suicide. She realises that it is no ordinary suicide but the other police thinks the other way. Then it shows the second suicide, the non-stop stabbing on the neck, the dead man's wife told them that it is like that he was in a nightmare which is true. They found that "O" is the one who killed them. They want the mysterious guy who can go to people's dreams, played by Ryuhei Matsuda, but he says that he don't want to go to people's dreams anymore. Until when one of cop calls "O" and awaits for death. He can't be saved. Keiko calls "O" and wants to arrest him because she wants to save more victims falling into his hands. From there, the thrilling "race" of not sleeping starts. It may be confusing but I am able to understand it. Be warned of very shaky scenes where you can't even see what is happening.

Overall : It will seduce you to its dark mystery and from there, you will find it hard to take your eyes from the screen. The director did it with a sense of humour and dark mystery. It is very bloody but soon it is not the point.

The Singaporean DVD consists of TV spots, trailers and some boring stuff. There is not even a making of. The DVD is rated M-18.


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