Time Out says

Bafflingly complex but totally assured in tone, style and pace, this adaptation of a celebrated novel by Kaoru Takamura starts out visceral, turns political and winds up metaphysical. The plot conflates a series of seemingly random murders in Tokyo with two dark histories: the fate of a young man orphaned when his parents killed themselves, and the secrets of a college mountaineering club which served as the front for a cell of gay right-wing fanatics. Nakai's down-at-heel detective gives it a very likeable centre. Full of images and scenes which stick in the mind, this is Korean-Japanese director Sai's best film to date.


Release details

139 mins

Cast and crew

Yoichi Sai
Yoichi Sai, Shoichi Maruyama, Renji Tazawa
Kiichi Nakai
Masato Hagiwara
Masato Furuoya
Ittoku Kishibe
Takuzo Kakuno
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