THE BRAIN MAN

NO OTOKO

By Tomoyuki TAKIMOTO

NIPPON TV (NTV / NIPPON TELEVISION NETWORK CORP.) - as PROD

Action/Adventure - Completed 2013

A stunning new movie anti-hero for the ages!
A killing machine willing to kill in the name of justice. He is known as "The Brain Man".

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 125 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tomoyuki TAKIMOTO
    • Writer(s)
    • Katsuhiko MANABE, Izuru NARUSHIMA
    • Synopsis
    • A seemingly random series of bombings hits the provincial city. This time, a woman with her tongue cut out and explosives strapped to her entire body becomes a human bomb. Through traces of materials found at the scene of the crime, Detective Chaya is only able to take one person into custody – a man who calls himself Ichiro Suzuki.
      Due to the extreme nature of the crimes, Ichiro is made to undergo a psychiatric examination by Dr. Mariko Washiya. She finds something unsettling about Ichiro's demeanor.
      His answers to the examination questions are too generic and his daily routine is too precise. Mariko puts forward a hypothesis – "Is it possible he was born without emotions?" Determined to learn the truth about Ichiro, Mariko begins todelve into his past and found out that he is toughened to become like a robotic assassin. He obliterates criminals in the name of righteousness.
      Meanwhile, Chaya arrives at his own hypothesis –
      that Ichiro is not one of the bombers but in fact was trying to kill them. It turned out two young women - Noriko and Yuria are the actual perpetrators of the bombings. A week later, Noriko takes Mariko hostage and demands Ichiro come out of hiding.
      What is the true reason behind Noriko's obsession with Ichiro?
      Each with their own intricate sense of "justice," a battle to the death between Ichiro and Noriko begins...
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