The Man Without a Map
- Release Date
- June, 1st, 1968
- Running Time
- 118 min
- Screening Format
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[ Story ]
A man suddenly disappears. Worried, his wife (Etsuko Ichihara) hires a private detective (Shintaro Katsu) to find him. Yet, when the detective visits the wife she does not seem the least bit worried and speaks of other things. He realizes he must do all the searching on his own. His only clue is a box of matches in the missing man's coat.
But going to the coffee-shop where the matches came from the detective finds the owner just as uncooperative as the wife. More helpful is a young man, the brother-in-law of the missing man, who offers him his diary. Before the diary can be handed over, however, the young man is killed. The newspapers play up the murder and, because he was on the case, the detective now finds himself without a job - yet he decides not to give up.
One of the reasons is the mystery surrounding him. But another is that the detective himself now much resembles the man he is searching for. He too has left a wife (Tamao Nakamura) and home, now lost his job, and hence his identity.
He follows several other leads, to no avail, and eventually gets severely beaten up for his pains. He drags himself to the apartment of the wife of the missing man. There she takes care of him and eventually they make love.
He has now fully become the man for whom he was searching. Therefore, he too must disappear. Alone, friendless, without identity, he also has become a missing man.
【Quoted from the database of Kadokawa Corporation】
【Quoted from Unijapan Film Quarterly 1968.11.4】
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