Synopsis: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere. An odd young man is arrested near the scene of the latest murder, who has a strange effect on everyone who comes into contact with him. Detective Takabe starts a series of interrogations to determine the man's connection with the killings.
Genre: Crime, Horror, Mystery
Director(s): Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Production: Cowboy Pictures
  9 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
111 min

something else then.

I want to hear about you.

I've already told you.


I don't remember.

I teach school.

There's just me and my wife.

What does your wife do?

Nothing. She's a housewife.

Who is?

My wife.

Oh, the woman in the pink negligee...

You saw her?

I don't remember anything.

You do.

Tell me more about your wife.

I'll be right back.

Hello. Could you give me a minute?

Bunch of idiots!

What did I do wrong?

I do things my way!

What? Go to hell!

Damn right I'm mad!

Stop fucking around, you dumb shit!

Sorry to keep you.

Here we are.

There you go.

Good. Thanks.

Thank you very much.

Mr. Takabe, one moment.


Sorry. Did I wake you?

I'll do that.

No, I will--

No, I feel good today.

Where's the opener?


- I poured you some beer.

- Thanks.

How's work? Busy?

Yeah. How about you?

Me? I just did nothing all day long.


When this case is over,

let's take a trip somewhere.

Oh, that's all right--

No, I'd like to go somewhere.

We're definitely going.

You decide where.


I'll leave that up to you.

Okinawa, Hokkaido, anywhere.

From one extreme to the other.

You decide.

All right.

The victim is...

Tomoko Hanaoka, 26,

the suspect's wife.

Her carotid arteries were cut.

"Suspect teaches elementary school.

Committed to his work, a good teacher.

High school classmates,

married two years.

Neighbors describe them

as a fine couple.

No trouble with debt or anything."

The devil made him do it?

Mr. Hanaoka...

last night you killed

your wife Tomoko.

Is that correct?

Mr. Hanaoka?

You sliced her open with a knife...

from throat to chest.


Why did you kill her like that?

I don't know. Why did I do it?

Did you read some novel

or see some movie like that?

Did someone talk to you?

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Kiyoshi Kurosawa (黒沢 清, Kurosawa Kiyoshi, born July 19, 1955) is a Japanese film director, screenwriter, film critic and a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts. Although he has worked in a variety of genres, Kurosawa is best known for his many contributions to the Japanese horror genre. more…

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