Strangers in the City

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Strangers in the City
Directed by Junji Sakamoto
Produced by Mitsuru Kurosawa
Tatsuya Kunimatsu
Written by Shoichi Maruyama
Based on "Yukizuri no Machi"
by Tatsuo Shimizu
Starring Toru Nakamura
Manami Konishi
Music by Goro Yasukawa
Cinematography Seizo Sengen
Edited by Shinichi Fushima
Distributed by Toei Company
Release date
  • November 20, 2010 (2010-11-20)
Running time
123 minutes
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Strangers in the City (行きずりの街, Yukizuri no Machi) is a 2010 Japanese thriller film directed by Junji Sakamoto, starring Toru Nakamura and Manami Konishi. It is based on the novel of the same title by Tatsuo Shimizu.



Strangers in the City premiered at the Busan International Film Festival on October 11, 2010.[1] It also screened as the North American premiere at the Japan Cuts on July 17, 2011.[2]


Mark Schilling of The Japan Times criticized Strangers in the City, noting that the director Junji Sakamoto and the screenwriter Shoichi Maruyama could not decide what the film is about.[3] Meanwhile, Russell Edwards of Variety said, "[Manami] Konishi exhibits a powerful range of suppressed emotions as Hatano's former child bride-cum-Tokyo bargirl."[4]


  1. ^ Noh, Jean (13 October 2010). "Toei introduces Strangers to Korea's Mountain Pictures". Screen International. 
  2. ^ Umstead, Ben (14 June 2011). "Japan Cuts Lineup Is A Gift From The Gods". Twitch Film. 
  3. ^ Schilling, Mark (19 November 2010). "'Yukizuri no Machi (Strangers in the City)'". The Japan Times. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Russell (8 November 2010). "Strangers in the City". Variety. 

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