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Yôgisha X no kenshin, (Suspect X) (2008)

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This postmodern mystery-thriller from director Hiroshi Nishitani embodies a big-screen cinematization of the popular Japanese television series Galileo. Shinichi Tsutsumi stars as Ishigami Tetsuya, a brilliant but eccentric mathematician-cum-high school science teacher who develops a crush on the fetching Hanaoka Yasuko (Yasuko Matsuyuki), a saleswoman of bentos (or small, wooden lunchboxes unique to Japan). Hanaoka, as it turns out, is something of a criminal. Having successfully murdered a man in tandem with her daughter, she needs a foolproof alibi, and Ishigami draws on his scientific genius to help them construct one. The police are just as determined and resourceful, however, and enlist the support of their own scientist in the murder investigation, the equally brilliant and eccentric physicist Yukawa Manabu - who just happens to be an old classmate of Ishigami's. Thus marks the beginning of an aggressive, unchecked battle of wills between the two scientists to completely outwit one another. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast

Masaharu Fukuyama
as Manabu Yakawa
Kazuki Kitamura
as Shunpei Kusanagi
Yasuko Matsuyuki
as Hanaoka Yasuko
Kou Shibasaki
as Kaoru Utsumi
Shinichi Tsutsumi
as Ishigami Tetsuya
Ikkei Watanabe
as Hiromi Kuribayashi
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After all these years, I still can't stand for Japanese Cinema's same old deliberation, long-winding, quasi-TV series style. This is another example.

WS Wu
WS Wu

4/5 Great movie...excellent mystery with a hell of a twist Don't read the info above or the other review from JY...they give way too much information and are wrong. I am surprised that this has not been remade in the US already.

Troy Kleasner
Troy Kleasner
½

A very worthy adaptation of the book. Chalk on ceiling scene was very moving for me for some reason.

Daniel Tsao
Daniel Tsao

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