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The Mystery of Rampo

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Release Date: May 19, 1995Running Time: 100 mins.
Box Office: $280,686.00
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Period

Masahiro Motoki
Naoto Takenaka
Michiko Hada
Teruyuki Kagawa

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Japan has embarked upon the path to the second World War. A melancholic Edogawa Rampo (1894-1965) has been shown a newspaper article about a strange homicide by his editor, Masashi Yokomizo. It seems a local housewife has killed her husband by suffocating him in a trousseau chest. A chill runs down Rampo's spine. The crime is exactly like the murder that takes place in a short story he recently completed. Can this be mere coincidence? It has to be since the piece was banned by the government, and therefore, unpublished. Unable to hold back his curiosity, Rampo visits the woman in question, Shizuko. Wonder turns to horror when he finds that she is identical to the ideal woman he had created i... Full Summary >>