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by Barbet Schroeder


Alex Fayard is a successful crime novel author. He has been invited to Japan for the release of his latest book. One night, he encounters Tamao, a geisha who confides to him her fears. One of her former lovers, who may well be Shundei Oe, a novelist famous for his extremely violent and disturbing books, is threatening to kill her. Alex Fayard, a prominent Oe specialist, agrees to help her and finds himself pitted against a man who turns his trip into a bloody investigation where fiction becomes interwoven with reality.

international title: Inju: The Beast in the Shadow
original title: Inju, la bête dans l’ombre
country: France
sales agent: TF1 Studio
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Barbet Schroeder
release date: FR 03/09/2008
screenplay: Barbet Schroeder, Jean-Armand Bougrelle, Frédérique Henry
cast: Benoît Magimel, Lika Minamoto, Shun Sugata, Maurice Bénichou
cinematography by: Luciano Tovoli
film editing: Luc Barnier
producer: Vérane Frédiani, Franck Ribière, Saïd Ben Saïd
production: SBS Films Productions, La Fabrique de Films, France 3 Cinéma
distributor: UGC Distribution
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