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    CREEPY: Press Notes for Kiyoshi Kurosawa`s Latest Thriller

    Takakura (Hidetoshi Nishijima) makes an unsettling discovery in CREEPY, the latest film from internationally renowned director Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners?

    Source: Asmik Ace Entertainment, Inc., Shochiku Co., Ltd., Berlinale Official Movie Site: (Japan)

    Theatrical poster. Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners

    Do you really want to know who your neighbors are? Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (CURE, PULSE, BRIGHT FUTURE, TOKYO SONATA, REAL) returns to the suspense/thriller genre with CREEPY (????? ?????, Kuriipii Itsuwari no Rinjin, 2016), opening in Japan on June 18th after screenings at international film festivals. The movie is based on author Yutaka Maekawa`s mystery novel, which won the 15th Japan Mystery Fiction Newcomer Award in 2011. CREEPY stars Hidetoshi Nishijima (LICENSE TO LIVE, THE WIND RISES, WHILE THE WOMEN ARE SLEEPING), Yuko Takeuchi (THE RING, GOLDEN SLUMBER, THE INERASABLE) and Teruyuki Kagawa (20TH CENTURY BOYS trilogy, TOKYO SONATA, KAIJI 2, RUROUNI KENSHIN). Synopsis After having narrowly escaped an attempt on his life at the hands of a psychopath, criminal psychologist and former police detective Takakura (Hidetoshi Nishijima) quits active service in the police force and takes up a position as a university lecturer. But his desire to get to the bottom of criminals’ motives remains, and he does not hesitate long when former colleague Nogami (Masahiro Higashide) asks him to reopen an old case. Six years ago, a family disappeared under mysterious circumstances and to this day no body has been found. While Takakura immerses himself in the old files, his wife Yasuko (Yuko Takeuchi) introduces herself to their new next door neighbors with little gifts. In the process, she meets the mysterious Mr Nishino (Teruyuki Kagawa) who attempts to shield himself and his family from everyone else. Takakura senses something odd about them. Then he is approached by the Nishinos` daughter Mio (Ryoko Fujino), whose shocking whispered confession shatters the serenity of his new life: "That man in my house is not my father... He`s a total stranger." Past and present suddenly become entangled and unraveling them becomes a life-threatening task for Takakura.

    Takakura and his new neighbor, Nishino (Teruyuki Kagawa). Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners?

    Credits World Premiere: February 13, 2016 (Berlin International Film Festival) Japanese Theatrical Release: Saturday, June 18, 2016 (Nationwide Roadshow) Running Time: 130 Minutes Cast Takakura: Hidetoshi Nishijima Yasuko: Yuko Takeuchi Nishino: Teruyuki Kagawa Saki Honda: Haruna Kawaguchi Nogami: Masahiro Higashide Mio: Ryoko Fujino Masahiro Toda Toru Baba Saisho Misaki Takashi Sasano Staff Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Original: Creepy by Yutaka Maekawa (Kobunsha) Screenplay: Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Chihiro Ikeda Producer: Tadashi Osumi Executive Producer: Kota Kurota Co-producers: Toshihiro Takahashi, Naoya Kinoshita, Shuichi Nagasawa, Nakayuki Dange, Yuichi Ichimura, Makoto Takahashi Cinematographer: Akiko Ashizawa Licghting: Hidenori Nagata Editor: Koichi Takahashi Sound: Mikisuke Shimadzu Production Designer: Norifumi Ataka Set Decorator: Naoki Yamamoto Costume Designer: Kana Maruyama, Satoko Sato Visual Effects Supervisor: Shuji Asano Visual Effects: Imagica Line Producer: Akihisa Yamada Assistant Director: Jun Umino Music: Yuri Habuka Music supervisor: Mami Takaishi Production: “CREEPY” Film Partners (Shochiku, Kinoshita Group, Asmik Ace, Kobunsha, Asahi Shimbun, KDDI) Production: Shochiku Studio Distribution: Shochiku, Asmik Ace International Sales: Shochiku © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners

    Saki Honda (Haruna Kawaguchi) describes her family`s disappearance to Takakura and Nogami (Masahiro Higashide). Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners?
    Yasuko (Yuko Takeuchi) and Nishino. Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners?
    Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners?
    Mio (Ryoko Fujino) confides in Takakura. Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners?
    Photo courtesy of Asmik Ace. © 2016 “CREEPY” Film Partners?

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