Cure (2001)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Adaptation, Thriller
Keywords murder, police, psychodrama
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Noriaki Kikumura Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tatsuya Yoshimura Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Kan Suzuki Editor n/a 172 7000001
Gary Shiya Music n/a 120781 8000001
Hiromichi Gun Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Tomoyuki Maruo Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Hiroyuki Kato Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Atsuyuki Shimoda Producer n/a 3 3000004
Masato Hagiwara Actor Kunihiko Mamiya 1 1000004
Anna Nakagawa Actor Fumie Takabe 1 1000003
Tsuyoshi Ujiki Actor Shin Sakuma 1 1000002
Kiyoshi Kurosawa Director n/a 2 2000001
Tetsuya Ikeda Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tsutomu Tsuchikawa Producer n/a 3 3000003
Satoshi Kanno Producer n/a 3 3000002
Kôji Yakusho Actor Kenichi Takabe 1 1000001
Takabe is a Tokyo detective who is investigating a series of brutal murders in which each victim is found with an "X" carved into their chest. Their killers are apprehended nearby in a trance-like state with no memory of their acts. Takabe enlists the help of a psychiatrist to establish a link between the murderers. After struggling with the evidence, they hit upon a young psychiatry student, Mamiya, who had a connection with one of the killers. They soon conclude that Mamiya had been working with hypnosis and planted the idea to kill into his subjects' minds. However, Takabe's attempts to interrogate Mamiya are thwarted by the suspect's knowledge of Takabe's personal problems.