A Doll in the Dark (1997)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Thriller  |   Run Time - 95 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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A Japanese woman visiting friends in Los Angeles becomes entangled in a deadly plot as a result of her uncanny resemblance to a mysterious beauty from the past in director Phil Scarpaci's labyrinthine thriller. Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles to take a momentary reprieve from her failing marriage and spend some time with old friends, Ryoko Shimura (Naomi Kawashima) is abducted by the delusional Andrew Martini (Josh Brauer), a man still reeling from an East-West love affair and who believes Ryoko to be the reincarnation of the Japanese lover who abandoned him. Martini isn't the only man haunted by visions of the Japanese beauty though, and when hard-boiled LAPD detective John Keith (Billy Drago) is assigned to track Ryoko down, the observant detective's discovery of a terrifying connection between the two women threatens to destroy Ryoko, Andrew, and John.

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kidnapping, Japanese [nationality], woman, lover, detective, lookalike, obsession, marital-problems