|Man Without A Map|
Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara
Starring: Shintaro Katsu, Etsuko Ichihara and Osamu Okawa
Moetsukita chizu - (aka: The Ruined Map) is the story of an unnamed detective, hired by a beautiful, alcoholic woman, to find clues related to the disappearance of her husband.
On one perfectly ordinary day, a salary man named Hiro Nemuro went out to deliver some documents. Having forgotten a paperclip to hold them together he returned to his house, spoke to his wife and left once more, never to be seen again. Joining a detective who has been hired by the wife of the missing man, the film progresses at first like a hard-boiled detective story as the search leads the investigator further into the seedy Tokyo underworld of unlicensed taxi drivers, blackmail gangs and pornography.
But the impossibility to find relevant clues to help him solve the mystery leads the Detective to a crisis, one which builds slowly from inside as his life becomes bit-by-bit more like the life of the missing man he seeks until he begins to lose his own identity.
1968 Color ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (16:9) 118 min.
Japanese with English Subtitles