Friday, October 1 - Thursday, December 2, 2021
Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s spellbinding international breakthrough established him as one of the leaders of the emerging new wave of Japanese horror while pushing the genre into uncharted realms of philosophical and existential exploration. A string of shocking, seemingly unmotivated murders—each committed by a different person yet bearing the same grisly hallmarks—leads Detective Kenichi Takabe (Koji Yakusho) into a labyrinthine investigation to discover what connects them, and into a disturbing game of cat and mouse with an enigmatic amnesiac (Masato Hagiwara) who may be evil incarnate. Awash in a mood of hushed, hypnotic dread, CURE is a tour de force of psychological tension and a hallucinatory journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind.
“A major filmmaker…an absolute master of light, framing and pacing… this picture will haunt you for a long time to come.” -Martin Scorsese
- Country Japan
- Language In Japanese with English subtitles
- Year 1997
- Running Time 111 minutes
- Distributor Janus
- Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
- Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
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