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Cure (1997)

I thought Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s film would be a kind of Japanese Seven, with a taciturn detective pursuing a serial killer, but it turned out to be an existential horror film disguised as a crime movie. The ambiguities of Kurosawa’s spooky script prevent definitive conclusions, which make this powerfully atmospheric story of mesmerism and mutilation all the more disturbing.