Alternate Titles: Inju, La Bete Dans L'Ombre
Said Ben Said
Barbet Schroeder, Frederique Henri, Jean-Armand Bougrelle
Lika Minamoto, Kazuhiko Nishimura, Gen Shimaoka, Benoit Magimel, Ryo Ishibashi
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.