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Virtual Halloween J-Film | Masquerade Night

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With over 4.5 million copies sold, the Masquerade series (published by Shueisha) written by bestselling author HIGASHINO Keigo, is one of his most popular works. The first novel, Masquerade Hotel, was adapted to a live-action film in 2019 and recorded box office revenues of 4.64 billion yen. Two years later, the unlikely duo of undercover cop and hotelier are back to tackle another challenging case.

An anonymous letter is delivered to the police – a warning that the killer involved in a mysterious homicide that occurred a few days ago in a condominium in Tokyo will strike again at “Masquerade Night”, the New Year’s Eve countdown party held at Hotel Cortesia, Tokyo.

On December 31, rogue detective NITTA Kosuke (KIMURA Takuya) once again goes undercover as a hotel clerk to apprehend the culprit criminal. As in the last case, he is assigned to work with YAMAGISHI Naomi (NAGASAWA Masami), an exemplary, if somewhat overly serious hotelier. All 500 invitees will be in costume. Everyone is a suspect. As the masked guests begin to arrive, they struggle to find a clue which will lead them to the murderer. 

Midnight draws near as the number of suspects increases. What is the killer’s intention? Who is the informant? Will Nitta and Yamagishi be able to unveil the truth hidden behind the murderer’s mask before the time limit?

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    129 minutes
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  • Director
    SUZUKI Masayuki
  • Cast
    KIMURA Takuya, NAGASAWA Masami