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Wednesday, October 30

理由 (Riyû)

Director Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Cast Takehiro Murata, Saki Terashima
Screenplay Miyuki Miyabe, Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, Shirô Ishimori | Cinematography Yûdai Katô
2004 | Japan | 35mm print imported especially for this series | approx. 160 min. | In Japanese with English subtitles

The “reasons” behind the murder of a family in a high-rise condo in eastern Tokyo, digging into the social causes of the crime, Ôbayashi (House, The Discarnates) unveils the layers of artifice both in the plot and in the making of the film itself. From a novel by bestselling mystery writer Miyuki Miyabe.

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