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Archived: Creepy - Kurîpî: Itsuwari no rinjin (2016)

director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa

composer: Yuri Habuka
With: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, a.o.

duration: 130 minutes
Thriller, Litarature

Spotlight Japan
Film Fest Gent - Creepy

Based on a novel by Yutaka MAEKAWA, "Creepy" follows ex-police detective and criminal psychologist Takakura, who moves to a quiet suburban town seeking peace and quiet, but soon begins to suspect that his neighbor is a psychopath who comes into people's household and takes over their lives.

Kiyoshi KUROSAWA, who recently won Best Director for Un Certain Regards section at the Cannes Film Festival 2015 for his drama "Journey to the Shore" turns to a totally different direction with this "creepy" psychological thriller. Bringing in a great ensemble cast of leading actors/actresses in Japan, KUROSAWA who also co-wrote the screenplay has been quoted as saying: "Each actor exudes a mysterious delicacy and ferocity, which the camera has somehow been able to capture. The end result is this breathtaking thriller."

With its gripping suspense and riveting story, this film marks KUROSAWA's return this genre representing the ultimate in such horrific thriller, with chills so intense that audiences around the world will shiver in fear.

"As 'Creepy's narrative threads all begin to converge in its hyperreal second half, the film becomes a masterful juggling act that stretches our knowledge of what constitutes credible human behaviour to its limits." (Blake Williams)

See also 'Le secret de la chambre noire' by Kiyoshi Kurosawa


director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
composer: Yuri Habuka
producer: Hiroshi Fukasawa
screenplay: Chihiro Ikeda & Kiyoshi Kurosawa, based on the novel by Yutaka Maekawa
Editor: Koichi Takahashi
Cinematography: Akiko Ashizawa
sound: Mikisuke Shimadzu

production company: Asmik Ace Entertainment

More info

dialogue: Japanese
subtitles: Dutch subt.
country: Japan
year: 2016

Official site


KIYOSHI KUROSAWA (1955): Bôryoku kyôshi: Hakushû dai satsuriku (1975), Shiroi hada ni kurû kiba (1977, short), School Days (1978, short), Shigarami gakuen (1980), Tôsô zen'ya (1982), Kandagawa inran sensô (1983), The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl (1985), Abunai hanashi mugen monogatari (1989), Sweet Home (1989), The Guard from the Underground (1992), The Revenge I: A Visit from Fate (1996), Door 3 (1996), Suit Yourself or Shoot Yourself: The Nouveau Riche (1996), Fukushu the Revenge Kienai… Show more

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:2,35

Other festival films by director Kiyoshi Kurosawa

2016:Le secret de la chambre noire


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