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A dark and mysterious film that pays homage to (the work of) Edogawa Rampo (Japan's answer to Edgar Allan Poe). This is no doubt one of Naoto Takenaka's standout performances, the story is intriguing, the cinematography is stylish and the soundtrack is stunning. The film is starting to show its age, but so far that hasn't taken away from the beautiful atmosphere Mayuzumi and Okuyama cooked up. Great film.