Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa • 2016 • Japan
Starring Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Masahiro Higashide
Kiyoshi Kurosawa, who made his international reputation with the horror masterpieces CURE and PULSE, gets back to his roots by putting the thumbscrews to the audience in this insidiously constructed thriller that piles plot twists on top of plot twists and shock upon shock. A year after a botched hostage negotiation with a serial killer turned deadly, ex-detective Koichi (Hidetoshi Nishijima) and his wife (Yuko Takeuchi) move into a new house with a deeply strange new neighbor (Teruyuki Kagawa). Koichi’s former cop colleagues soon come calling for his help on a mysterious case, which may be related to the strange goings-on next door.