A pawn shop owner in Osaka is murdered, but due to a lack of conclusive evidence the police lists the man's death as a suicide. Detective Sasagaki, who investigated the case, can't forget the dark eyes of the main suspect's daughter Yukiho (Maki Horikita) and the pawn shop owner's son Ryouji.
As time goes by, more mysterious deaths surround Yukiho & Ryouji. Detective Sasagaki still unable to let go of the pawn shop owner case discovers startling details about Yukiho and Ryouji ... --asianmediawiki
Cast & Credits
They say that after a really good show, you can't say that it was a success if the audience bursts into applause, but if they remain silent even for a few seconds after it's done. This IS the kind of movie that after you're done watching you'll find yourself gazing at the closing credits, reflecting on what you just saw.
Usually when I want to watch a movie I don't read the description, nor do I watch any trailer. I just search up the poster, read some opinions and then I'm good to go. Therefore, I had no idea what to expect of this movie, since I didn't know the story at all, and I'm kind of glad I did. It was much more enjoyable.
I think the cast was well chosen. Kora Kengo and Horikita Maki were perfect for their roles. I was surprised to see Horikita Maki play such a serious role (as I was being used with her only playing roles like Ashiya Mizuki in 'Hana Kimi'), but it suited her.
Overall, "Into the white night" reminded me of "Confessions", another one of my favourite movies. What they have in common is not the story, but the way they were directed; it was beautifully shot, in my opinion, and they captured the scenes perfectly, thus managing to convey the right emotions.
The first things that attracted me and made me watch this film are the poster which suits a good romance film (more than a mixture of romance and crime) and the name! I thought the movie was going to be more romantic and less crime, but trust me, this is worth watching!
Like I said, I kept my jaw dropped throughout the whole film because it was marvelous! I really enjoyed when and how the events took place and the acting was amazing!
At the end, I would like to tell all of you who still didn't watch the film to be emotionally prepared for a big breakdown at the end. I'm not going to spoiler, but keep tissues near, you'll need them!