November 19 - 20, 2016
SIFF Cinema Uptown | Two Shows Only!
A retired detective begins investigating his unsettling new suburban neighbors in master horror director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's (Cure, Pulse) spine-tingling suspense thriller featuring an insidiously-constructed narrative that braids plot twists on top of plot twists and shock on top of shock.
After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, detective inspector Takakura (Hidetoshi Nishijima, The Wind Rises) quits the police force and moves to the suburbs with his wife. Once there he becomes curious about an unsolved missing-persons case and begins to suspect that his next-door neighbor, the decidedly odd Mr. Nishino (Teruyuki Kagawa, Tokyo Sonata), may somehow be involved. As past and present merge, unraveling the two becomes a labyrinthine web of deception and secrets. Hypnotic, dripping with atmosphere, and scary as hell, Kurosawa delivers the goods with skin-crawling creepiness to spare.
- Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
- Principal Cast: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Haruna Kawaguchi, Masahiro Higashide, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Fujino, Masahiro Toda, Toru Baba, Misaki Saisyo, Takashi Sasano
- Country: Japan
- Year: 2016
- Running Time: 130 minutes
- Language: Japanese
- Has Subtitles: Yes