A school was built on one of the Gates of Hell, behind which hordes of demons await the moment they will be free to roam the Earth. Read More »
Tag Archives: Shin’ya Tsukamoto
Nightmare Detective AKA Akumu tantei (2006) Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hitomi, Masanobu Andô
Three people in Tokyo take a surreal voyage of self-discovery through memory and nightmares. Read More »
Yukio is living a charmed life: he is a respected young doctor with a successful practice and a beautiful wife. Read More »
Set during the tumultuous mid-19th century Edo period of Japan Read More »
A Japanese soldier endures illness, starvation and brutality in the Philippines at the tail end of WW2. Read More »
In Tokyo, the freelance cameraman Takuyoshi Masuoka is obsessed investigating the fear sensation near death. Read More »
Akumu Tantei 2 / Nightmare Detective 2 (2008) Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Ryûhei Matsuda, Yui Miura, Hanae Kan, Drama, Horror
Yukie and two of her girlfriends are being haunted by the ghost of a classmate, they once heavily bullied. When the other two die under mysterious circumstances, Yukie sees only one chance for herself. With the help of the Nightmare Detective (Ryuhei Matsuda) she hopes to escape her hopeless situation.
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Rokugatsu no hebi / A Snake of June (2002) Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Asuka Kurosawa, Yûji Kôtari, Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Yukino Asai, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Rinku is a suicide-prevention counselor, living with her husband Shigehiko. He’s older than she, scrubbing things constantly, sexually indifferent. They sleep apart. During Tokyo’s rainy season, Iguchi, a photographer Rinku has counseled by phone, sends her pictures he has taken through her skylight: she’s wearing a short skirt, masturbating. He offers her the negatives if she’ll follow his instructions. She’s humiliated and agrees. He tells her he’s only giving her license to express her inner desires. He sends her into the night to walk on the wild side. Then, she asks a favor of him, and soon her husband receives phone calls and photographs. Where will this triangle lead?
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The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking task that eventually leads her to a nervous breakdown. She is suspected of being a child abuser when things get out of control and her baby is taken away.
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