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Suspect X (2008)

Yôgisha X no kenshin (original title)
It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.

Director:

Hiroshi Nishitani

Writers:

Yasushi Fukuda (screenplay), Keigo Higashino (serial story "Yôgisha X no kenshin")
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Cast

Credited cast:
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Manabu Yukawa
Ko Shibasaki ... Kaoru Utsumi (as Kô Shibasaki)
Kazuki Kitamura ... Shumpei Kusanagi
Yasuko Matsuyuki ... Yasuko Hanaoka
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Tetsuya Ishigami
Duncan Duncan ... Kuniaki Kudo (as Dankan)
Keishi Nagatsuka Keishi Nagatsuka ... Shinji Togashi
Miho Kanazawa Miho Kanazawa ... Misato Hanaoka
Ikkei Watanabe Ikkei Watanabe ... Hiromi Koribayashi
Hiroshi Shinagawa ... Shiro Yuge
Miki Maya ... Sakurako Shironouchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ethan Amis Ethan Amis ... Clue with Santa
Lily Franky ... (as Lily Frankie)
Tsuyoshi Hayashi Tsuyoshi Hayashi ... Kensuke Murase
Yasufumi Hayashi Yasufumi Hayashi ... Junichi Kakimoto
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Storyline

It's another battle of the wits for the brilliant but eccentric physicist, Yukawa, and detective, Kaoru.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

4 October 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Suspect X See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,846,110
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Quotes

Manabu Yukawa: Is it harder to create an unsolvable problem or solve it?
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Connections

Follows Galileo (2007) See more »

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Interesting Japanese Crime Thriller
2 February 2010 | by mrcibuburSee all my reviews

Not sure too many people will be watching this movie outside of Japan, I have caught it on DVD here in Indonesia and i found it a very interesting movie to watch. Japanese do things differently, like the French, and this was a crime thriller not so much about catching the killer or having to find out who did it but about motivation. the maths teacher Mr AShiguro is obviously essential to this story and I love the scene towards the end up the snowy mountain, great drama and great scenery, wow! I sense a naivity in the basic story line and I would have liked to see more understanding and reasoning behind why the husband returned at that particular time in the womans life; reference is made to her having first met him at a Club, so was she a geisha girl or stripper or something before or just a bar girl? Not aware this is part of a series and the DVD is entitled SUSPECT X, easier title than the one above. of course I watched with satisfactory sub-titles in English. The film is well put together but even so I cant highly rate it, hence only 6 points.


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