Edogawa Rampo Ryokikan: Yaneura no Sanposha (1976)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Erotic Thriller, Psychological Drama, Surrealist Film  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The snooping landlord of a rundown Tokyo boarding house witnesses a grisly murder that sends him spiraling down the path of madness in this classic Japanese shocker based on a story by famed author Edogawa Rampo. The year is 1923. Goda is the owner of a Tokyo boarding house populated by a motley collection of shady characters. He spends most of his days up in the attic, spying on his tenants through a series of holes drilled in the ceiling. One day, Goda spies a prostitute murdering one of his tenants and immediately begins to feel as if the woman is his soul mate. His perverse obsession quickly taking over every aspect of his life, Goda soon decides to prove his love by committing an act of murder so heinous that the object of his affections will be powerless to deny his undying devotion.

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landlord, murder, prostitute/prostitution