Into the White Night

July 22, 2011
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2010, 149 min., 35 mm, in Japanese with English subtitles.
Directed by Yoshihiro Fukagawa. With Maki Horikita and Kengo Kora.

A Dickensian murder mystery drama about the deadly, worldly ambition of a detached, ice-cold beauty, with a Twin Peaks edge and a Balzacian panorama of Japanese society from slums to salons that spans two decades, Into the White Night is the latest adaptation of top mystery novelist Keigo Higashino’s novel (a highly regarded 11-episode TBS TV drama from 2006, and a slick 2009 South Korean movie by Park Shin-woo, with Son Ye-jin, Go Su and Han Seok-gyu). A pawn shop owner in Osaka is murdered, but due to a lack of conclusive evidence the police lists the man’s death as a suicide. Detective Sasagaki, who investigated the case, can’t forget the dark eyes of the main suspect’s daughter Yukiho (Maki Horikita) and the pawn shop owner’s son Ryouji.

Followed by Japan Cuts Loose Closing Party!
9:30 PM Reception
10:30 PM After-party
IchiUmi Lounge
6 East 32nd Street (downstairs area)
New York, NY 10016

For ticket holders, Sapporo beer will be $2 upon presentation of red ticket stubs on the evening of the event. Cash only.

Part of Japan Cuts 2011: The New York Festival of Contemporary Japanese Cinema

$12/$9 (members, students and seniors)

This event is SOLD OUT.

Purchase more than 5 tickets for at least 5 different films and receive $2 off of each ticket! Special offer available only at Japan Society Box Office or by telephone at (212) 715-1258. Offer not available online.

  • Friday, July 22, 2011
  • 7:00 pm