Cure  {Kuya}


Japan, 1997, 111 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Asian, Horror
Language: Japanese English Sub-Titles

35mm Presentation - Police Detective Takabe is tracking a series of bizarre murders, all committed in exactly the same manner: a giant X is slashed in the flesh of the victims. But that's where the similarities end. In each case, seemingly well-adjusted people suddenly kill without understanding why. Baffled, Takabe consults his psychologist friend Sakuma, who finds no relationships among the perpetrators and rules out any connection with the media. The investigation eventually leads to a young drifter named Mamiya, who asks everyone he meets the same simple question: "Who are you?" Cure, which first brought international attention to Kurosawa, transcends the boundaries of its genre to become a riveting exploration of the collapse of identity in a postmodern age.

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