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Genre  Mystery
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Language  Japanese
6.8/10 IMDb

Director  Shinji Aoyama
Country  Japan
Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name movie poster
Release date  11 February 2002 (2002-02-11) (Berlin International Film Festival)
Writer  Shinji Aoyama, Kaizo Hayashi

Mike yokohama a forest with no name


Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name (Japanese: 私立探偵 濱マイク 名前のない森, Hepburn: Shiritsu Tantei Hama Maiku Namae no Nai Mori) is a 2002 Japanese television film directed by Shinji Aoyama, starring Masatoshi Nagase.

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Cast

Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name Mike Yokohama A Forest with No Name 2002 Shinji Aoyama
  • Masatoshi Nagase
  • Kyoka Suzuki
  • Nene Otsuka
  • Yoshio Harada
  • Masashi Yamamoto
  • Yuriko Kikuchi
  • Production

    Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name was originally one episode in the 12-part television series Private Detective Mike Yokohama which aired on Yomiuri TV in 2002. Each episode was 45–55 minutes long and shot by a different director, including such well-known filmmakers as Alex Cox, Shinobu Yaguchi, and Isao Yukisada. All of them featured the character Mike Yokohama (Hama Maiku), a detective who was the center of a series of films made by Kaizo Hayashi in the 1990s. Aoyama's episode was broadcast on television, and then expanded for release in the theaters. It was shot in super 16 mm and blown up to 35 mm.

    Release

    The film was screened at the 52nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2002. It was also shown at the Cleveland International Film Festival in 2003.

    Reception

    Todd Brown of Twitch Film described the film as "a strikingly composed and completely open ended study of the nature of desire and identity." He said, "[Shinji] Aoyama's stylistic flourishes are in full effect and Masatoshi Nagase gives an excellent, multi layered performance as Hama himself." On the other hand, Time Out London's review was less favourable. The reviewers at FilmBizarro found the movie enjoyable, and noted that watching it "will lead to interesting conversations between viewers".

    References

    Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name Wikipedia
    Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name IMDb Mike Yokohama: A Forest with No Name themoviedb.org


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