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DVD cover (Hong Kong release)
|Directed by||Hiroshi Nishitani|
|Screenplay by||Yasushi Fukuda|
|Based on||The Devotion of Suspect X
by Keigo Higashino
|Music by||Yugo Kanno
|Running time||128 minutes|
Suspect X (容疑者Xの献身 Yōgisha Ekkusu no Kenshin ) is a 2008 Japanese mystery-thriller film based on the novel, The Devotion of Suspect X, directed by Hiroshi Nishitani. The film was a continuation of the popular Japanese serial drama Galileo and included the same cast. It topped Japan's box office for four consecutive weeks and was the third-highest grossing Japanese movie in 2008. The soundtrack was released on October 1, 2008.
A murder case has occurred and the police are unable to find loopholes in the alibi of the main suspect, Ms Yasuko Hanaoka, thus creating obstacles in the investigation. Detective Kaoru Utsumi again sought the help of professor Manabu Yukawa who, seeing the case has nothing to do with physics, initially refuses to help. However, after a happy reunion with his genius classmate, Tetsuya Ishigami, for whom he has high admiration and who is also the neighbor of the main suspect, he senses that Ishigami is in love with Hanaoka and decides to investigate the case on his own. He succeeds in cracking the case only to reveal a sad and shocking truth that will do no good to all parties save the police. Despite having a reputation of being emotionless when solving cases, this time Yukawa is much affected by the outcome.
- Shinichi Tsutsumi as Tetsuya Ishigami
- Yasuko Matsuyuki as Yasuko Hanaoka
- Masaharu Fukuyama as Manabu Yukawa
- Kou Shibasaki as Kaoru Utsumi
The film is not well known to the rest of the world, although it attracted much attention in Japan. It is not reviewed by any prominent English websites, but it was generally well received by both the audiences and the critics in the countries in which it has been shown. The film was very successful in Japan grossing $52,323,944 and becoming the 6th highest grossing film of 2008.