Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fergetaboud Horror-Violent Movies

Movies can only try to capture reality. No matter how wonderfully expansive our imaginations are, reality always wakes us up to inhale the smelling salts of life. Described below is not something from Ichi The Killer but something which happened in Japan.

A woman was arrested for dumping husband's mutilated body in the park in Machida, Tokyo, where the victim's head was found. A 32-year-old woman has been arrested for abandoning the mutilated body of her husband late last year. Kaori Mihashi, from Tokyo's Shibuya-ku, stands accused of illegal abandonment of a body. She has confessed that she murdered and dismembered her husband, Yusuke Mihashi, 30, in December. Kaori allegedly put parts of the mutilated upper part of her husband's body in a bag and abandoned the bag in the Shinjuku district of Tokyo in December. She left the man's lower part in the garden of a house in Shibuya-ku. (Borat would say: Nice...)

Based on the woman's confession, police found the head of the husband, who worked for a foreign-affiliated securities house, in a park in the western Tokyo suburb of Machida on Wednesday. "After my husband came home drunk and went to bed on early December 12, I fatally hit him on the head with a wine bottle," police quoted the wife as saying. "I then cut his body up after buying a saw at a general store in Shibuya-ku." She admitted that she took the husband's body in a suitcase in a taxi to Shinjuku. The couple married in March 2003.

Asked about her motives, Kaori said, "About six months after we got married, we began arguing with each other. My husband belittled me and attacked me. I then decided to kill him." (The perils of getting married...)

Mihashi filed a missing person's report with police on Dec. 15, a day before parts of her husband's body were found in Kabukicho in Shinjuku-ku.

I think there will be a bidding war for the copyright of the story to be made into a Hollywood Asian remake ala Infernal Affairs. Let's see, I would like to see Ben Affleck cast as the husband, modern looking enough and can be uppity-smart, easy to be hated by viewers. As a twist, the movie should be made from the woman's point of view and should sympathise with her. Hence we need a long suffering, depressed female with the inner strength and cold-bloodedness to carry out the misdeed ... Nicole Kidman would do well here.

But why would I blog about a murder story in a business blog? Answer: The husband was an employee at Morgan Stanley Properties Japan K.K. Hmmm... the plot could thicken with the involvement of properties and the yakuzas, throw in an illicit affair between Kidman and the CEO of Morgan Stanley.... yowser! We will get Stanley Tucci as the yakuza district head and Alec Baldwin as the romeo CEO. Interest parties, please contact my agent.

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