Whereas Takabe and Sakuma (Tsuyoshi Ujiki), a psychologist who can be Takabe’s shut pal, maintain looking for something widespread amongst these grotesque murders, the film exhibits us what’s occurring on the alternative facet. We’re launched to a mysterious lad named Mamiya (Masato Hagiwara), and cinematographer Tokushô Kikumura’s digital camera follows how this elusive younger dude works upon his newest goal shortly after a seemingly unintended encounter between them on a distant seashore. On the floor, Mamiya appears to be struggling some odd case of amnesia beside an obvious communication drawback. His newest goal, a younger married schoolteacher, willingly lets Mamiya keep at his residence simply because he needs to assist like all respectable individual would.
Nonetheless, as soon as he enters the schoolteacher’s cozy home, Mamiya slowly and ominously reveals his true colours. Moreover being more and more passive-aggressive, he retains asking the schoolteacher to inform extra about his life, and the temper turns into all of the extra unnerving with a small act of his. No matter no matter is definitely occurring between them, this subtly tense scene feels all of the extra disturbing in its plain mundane setting. We’re then shocked however not so stunned by what occurs subsequent between the schoolteacher and his spouse.
Alternating between Takabe’s ongoing investigation and Mamiya’s moderately random wandering, the film provides us sequence of memorable moments which primarily strike us with uttermost detachment. Within the case of 1 specific scene, the digital camera stays static whereas merely taking a look at what’s about to be occur in entrance of a small police station. We then brace ourselves despite the fact that the whole lot within the background feels merely regular on the display.
The next interrogation scene, which supplies Takabe and Sakuma what will be the first important lead for his or her case, is phlegmatic however intense. At first, we watch a number of performers on this scene merely occupying a closed area. The digital camera stays static as ordinary, however the temper turns into alarming as Takabe and Sakuma interrogate their newest perpetrator step-by-step. Takabe does one thing dangerous regardless of his pal’s warning, and the consequence leads him to a sure chance. Is it really doable that every one these perpetrators within the case had been underneath a form of evil affect. In that case, how may that be actually doable?