Cure Movie Review Summary

Actors: Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Tsuyoshi Ujiki, Ren Osugi

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CURE (Kyua) is a movie written and directed by the Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa in 1997.
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Inspector Takabe must investigate a batch of bloody murders that have some elements in common. All the murderers have been arrested but they don't remember their crime. Soon Takabe is convinced that each one of them has been hypnotized and conduced to kill.

Meanwhile, we make the acquaintance of Kunio Mamiya, a student in psychology who's been long obsessed by the studies of Mesmer, the scientist who discovered hypnosis at the end of the 19th century. Now, Mamiya suffers from amnesia and roams in the city. He hypnotizes the people he meets and makes them kill the person they unconsciously hate.

After Mamiya's arrest, Takabe will lengthily interrogate him with the help of the psychiatrist Sakuma. But Mamiya is still very dangerous and manages to manipulate both inquisitors.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   Killer POV story Brain/Body not working?    -   amnesia Battle with shrink/bum?    -   battle with a psychiatrist

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese


Asia/Pacific/Middle East    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Japan City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   mental hospital

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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