Slow and laborious, like the sweltering hot days and nights the detectives trudge through looking to solve their case, this movie is really good.
Dark Dark Japanese Noir. Probably more style than substance but it works due to the force that is Ryo Ikebe, Masahiro Shinoda’s direction and Masao Kosugi’s cinematography.
This movie had to influence several American directors I could think of while watching it.
Also has an eclectic soundtrack.