Monday, June 13, 2016

Gemini (1999)

Directed by Shin'ya Tsuskamoto
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
(DVD, Image Entertainment)

A successful doctor in turn-of-the century Japan marries a mysterious girl suffering from amnesia. His well-to-do parents are skeptical of her past. They are brutally murdered by a man who looks just like their son, who is thrown into a nearby dry well and held prisoner. His doppelganger assumes his life, but his wife soon suspects the truth. A change of pace for Tsuskamoto, at least stylistically, but the dark themes are still present. Gorgeously shot in color, with "rounded corners" around the picture a nice touch.

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