50 Years of SIFF: Cure

Cure 1997

Japan | 1997 | 112 min. | Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Now Playing - May 4, 2024

50 Years of SIFF

In a city plagued by unexplainable murders, detective Kenichi uncovers a disturbing pattern, leading him into a chilling battle with a manipulative and mysterious adversary. DAN DOODY CHOICE.

Seattle International Film Festival 2001 selection, with director Kiyoshi Kurosawa highlighted at the Festival as an Emerging Master.


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In this gripping psychological thriller directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, viewers are drawn into a dark and haunting world where a series of inexplicable murders plague a city. Detective Kenichi Takabe, portrayed by Koji Yakusho, finds himself embroiled in the investigation, struggling to unravel the mysterious connection between the seemingly unrelated crimes. As Takabe delves deeper into the case, he encounters Mamiya, a mysterious and enigmatic man with a chilling ability to manipulate the minds of others. With each encounter, Takabe becomes increasingly entangled in a web of madness and paranoia, questioning his own sanity as he tries to comprehend the sinister forces at play. In a cold and eerie urban landscape, Cure explores themes of identity, power, and the fragility of the human psyche. As the boundaries between reality and illusion blur, Cure keeps viewers on the edge of their seats, delivering a thought-provoking and unsettling exploration of the darkest corners of the human mind.

  • Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Country: Japan
  • Year: 1997
  • Running Time: 112 min.
  • Producer: Junyuki Shimoba, Tsutomu Tsuchikawa
  • Screenplay: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
  • Cinematographers: Tokusho Kikumura
  • Editors: Kan Suzuki
  • Production Designer: Gary Ashiya
  • Music: Kōji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Anna Nakagawa, Yoriko Dōguchi, Yukijirō Hotaru
  • Awards: Pulse (2001), Tokyo Sonata (2008), Creepy (2016), Wife of a Spy (2020)
  • Filmography: In a chilling tale of psychological manipulation, a detective races against time to unravel a series of baffling murders, only to confront a sinister force that challenges his sanity and tests the limits of human understanding.
  • Language: Japanese