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Strawberry Night (2013)

Sutoroberî naito (original title)
A female detective investigates a homicide involving the murder of a gang member. The police suspect the murder came about from gang disputes, but evidence is lacking and the case is deadlocked.

Director:

Yûichi Satô

Writer:

Tetsuya Honda (based on the novel by)
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Credited cast:
Yûko Takeuchi ... Reiko himekawa
Shôta Sometani
Takao Osawa ... Isao Makita
Tomokazu Miura ... Wada
Hidetoshi Nishijima
Nobuaki Kaneko Nobuaki Kaneko
Renji Ishibashi
Ken'ichi Endô
Masahiko Tsugawa Masahiko Tsugawa
Katsuhisa Namase
Keisuke Koide
Takashi Ukaji
Tetsuya Takeda Tetsuya Takeda
Ken Kaneko Ken Kaneko
Azusa Okamoto Azusa Okamoto
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A female detective investigates a homicide involving the murder of a gang member. The police suspect the murder came about from gang disputes, but evidence is lacking and the case is deadlocked.

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Crime | Thriller

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Yuko Takeuchi Investigates a complex mystery as Lt. Himekawa

It's a great investigation movie, a case relating the yakuza organization and the police force... Takeuchi Yuko's a great lead actress, very cute and smart, just awesome to watch, i understand now why she got cast and starred in some mystery investigation films. Although technically it's a feature movie and not really a movie tv special, it's connected (a continued part) to Himekawa Reiko franchise which starts with a tv mini series in 2012 Sutoroberî naito (2012) that's adapted from the novels of Lieutenant Himekawa series by Tetsuya Honda. Viewers can watch it as a stand-alone and follow/enjoy the story but in the beginning it's quite puzzling to identify the characters, i had to rewind/slow down certain scenes to understand it more, so many (police detective) characters aren't introduced as well, and it gives a rather difficulty to comprehend the character names, their position/status, the background, and the relationship which's definitely explored more in the preceding tv series. I just realized that some of Japanese films are like this, which's a continuation from the series. I believe for perfectionist viewers, these kinds of films just demand the full viewing of the tv series that precede them. It wouldn't feel as fully satisfying either just to know from the novel because you'd be wondering who these characters are.

For fans of Japanese mystery film, yeah this movie has a good investigation dilemma that makes it worth a watch.

7/10


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 January 2013 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Strawberry Night See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,940,182
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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