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  • Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
  • 105 min | Mystery, Thriller
Inju: The Beast in the Shadow (2008)
105 min | Mystery, Thriller

The writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation. In his underground ...See moreThe writer and college professor, Alexandre Fayard, researches and gives lectures about the gruesome literary work of the mysterious Japanese writer Shundei Oe, considered by him to be the master of manipulation. In his underground detective novels, evil always prevails and Shundei Oe has never allowed anyone to see his face. His only image available is a frightening picture on the back of his best-sellers. Alex travels to Kyoto to promote his successful detective story that follows the same style of the Shundei Oe but with a positive message instead. He meets with his publisher, Ken Honda, from the publishing house Hakubunkan. While in an interview in a TV show, Alex receives a phone call from Shundei Oe that advises him to return to Paris, and Alex believes it is a marketing strategy of Ken. Then Alex and Ken go to a tea house where he meets the Masochist geisha Tamao, and Alex has a crush on her. Tamao discloses to Alex that she knows Shundei Oe and his real name is Hichiro Irata; further they were lovers when she rejected his proposal many years ago. From this moment on, Hichiro Irata loathed her and vanished. When she got pregnant by the wealthy and powerful business man Ryuji Mogi, Shundei Oe returned and stalked her. Alex decides to help Tamao and Ryuji Mogi against the menace of the deranged writer, and his mind is blurred between fiction and reality in dreadful nightmares. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See less
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Rampo Edogawa (novel "Injû") | Jean-Armand Bougrelle (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) | Franck Ribière (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) (as Frédérique Henri) (as Frédérique Henri) | Barbet Schroeder (scenario) (adaptation) (dialogue) | Eitan Arrusi (collaboration)
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Jun 4, 2009 (United States)

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48 cast members
Name Known for
Benoît Magimel
Alex Fayard Alex Fayard   See fewer
Gen Shimaoka
Ken Honda Ken Honda   See fewer
Ryo Ishibashi
Ryuji Mogi Ryuji Mogi   See fewer
Shun Sugata
Inspecteur Fuji Inspecteur Fuji   See fewer
Tomonobu Fukui
Mr. Awase Mr. Awase   See fewer
Kazuhiko Nishimura
Inspecteur Matsumoto Inspecteur Matsumoto   See fewer
Kazuki Tsujimoto
Shundei Oe Shundei Oe   See fewer
Maurice Bénichou
Editeur d'Alex Editeur d'Alex   See fewer
Shiho Fujimura
Patronne de la maison de thé Patronne de la maison de thé   See fewer
Kana Harada
Haruka , jeune maiko Haruka , jeune maiko   See fewer
Erika Niibo
Yuki, apprentie de Tamao Yuki, apprentie de Tamao   See fewer
Shinji Ozeki
Ichiro Hirata Ichiro Hirata   See fewer
Shuichi Yamauchi
Jeune homme masqué Jeune homme masqué   See fewer
Toshi Fujiwara
Toyama, interprète de la police Toyama, interprète de la police   See fewer
Shirô Namiki
Présentateur TV Présentateur TV   See fewer
Guillaume Binggeli
Etudiant Sorbonne Etudiant Sorbonne   See fewer
Yume Miyamoto
Tamao enfant Tamao enfant   See fewer
Ayako Niwa
Mere de Tamao Mere de Tamao   See fewer
Shin'ya Yamazaki
Pere de Tamao Pere de Tamao   See fewer
Yuri Kobayashi
Professeur Tamao enfant Professeur Tamao enfant   See fewer
Sean Muramatsu
Garde du corps Mogi Garde du corps Mogi   See fewer
Yusuke Iwamoto
Garde du corps Mogi Garde du corps Mogi   See fewer
Setchin Kawaya
Gardien de prison Gardien de prison   See fewer
Hiroaki Matsuzawa
Passant effrayé Passant effrayé   See fewer
Jun Era
Chauffeur de taxi Chauffeur de taxi   See fewer
Yoshiko Tsutsumi
Dame librairie Dame librairie   See fewer
Ren Hisa
Joueuse de shamisen Joueuse de shamisen   See fewer
Shinpei Asanuma
Editeur Takashiya Editeur Takashiya   See fewer
Saeko Matsumi
Hôtesse de l'air Hôtesse de l'air   See fewer
Kensuke Ulhara
Assistant régie TV (as Kensuke Uehara) Assistant régie TV (as Kensuke Uehara)   See fewer
Yuko Murata
Jikata (as Yuka Murata) Jikata (as Yuka Murata)   See fewer
Nao Tawara
Jikata Jikata   See fewer
Yuna Abe
Geiko Geiko   See fewer
Reiko Oowada
Geiko (as Reiko Ohwada) Geiko (as Reiko Ohwada)   See fewer
Erika Hirai
Geiko (as Eriko Hirai) Geiko (as Eriko Hirai)   See fewer
Espérance Pham Thai Lan
Hôtesse de l'air (voice) Hôtesse de l'air (voice)   See fewer
Takumi Bando
Japanese Pimp (uncredited) Japanese Pimp (uncredited)   See fewer
Gô Jibiki
Journalist (uncredited) Journalist (uncredited)   See fewer
Mayumi Kikuchi
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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