• Released
  • September 9, 1998
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • Romantic Drama
    Crime Thriller
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The director has listed Jean-Luc Godard as an influence, which explains the movie's French New Wave exuberance.
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The New York Times

By Lawrence Van Gelder
The portrayals by the fetching Ms. Yoshikawa and Mr. Takeda are consistently absorbing, and Mr. Limosin's plotting, though essentially gimmicky and manipulative, packs mystery and tension.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Resembles the giggly teen romances that saturate the Japanese market with a coolly alienated French twist.
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Chicago Reader

By Reece Pendleton
The film may never fully attain the emotional resonance it seems to be striving for, but it's still an accomplished and interesting piece of work.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This amped-up Japanese thriller is a fairly diverting tale of romantic and cultural alienation.
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By Derek Elley
Brings nothing new to the table, and spends far too long making the audience think it will.
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Village Voice

Doesn't so much titillate as irritate.
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52 out of 100
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