Phone Call to the Bar (2011)

Phone Call to the Bar is a Japanese movie directed by Hajime Hashimoto and based on a novel by Naomi Azuma. It was released by Toei in Japan on September 10, 2011.

Movie info

Original title
Transliterated title
Tantei wa Bar ni Iru
Release date
September 10, 2011


The film stars Yo Oizumi as a private investigator who runs his business out of a bar in Susukino, the red light district in Sapporo. One day, he receives a phone call in the bar from a woman referring to herself as “Kyoko Kondo”. His instincts tell him her job will be dangerous, and his instincts are usually right. The next day starts badly as he finds himself tied up, buried in snow, and almost killed.

When “Kyoko Kondo” next contacts the P.I., he reluctantly takes her call—if only to plan his revenge. Along with his partner, Takada (Ryuhei Matsuda), he winds up in the middle of an investigation involving four murders, a beautiful woman named Saori (Koyuki), and a prominent business man (Toshiyuki Nishida).

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Yo Oizumi Yo Oizumi
Ryuhei Matsuda Ryuhei Matsuda
Koyuki Koyuki
Toshiyuki Nishida Toshiyuki Nishida
No photo available Satomi Achiwa
Tamae Ando Tamae Ando
No photo available Yoshiki Arizono
Renji Ishibashi Renji Ishibashi
ryuji-katagiri Ryuji Katagiri
No photo available Shion Machida
Magy Magy
No photo available Carmen Maki
Yutaka Matsushige Yutaka Matsushige
No photo available Yasukaze Motomiya
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka
Shuhei Nomura Shuhei Nomura
Hideo Sakaki Hideo Sakaki
No photo available Mayumi Shintani
Tomorowo Taguchi Tomorowo Taguchi
Masanobu Takashima Masanobu Takashima
Keiko Takeshita Keiko Takeshita
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka

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Film series

  1. Phone Call to the Bar (2011)
  2. Detective in the Bar (2013)


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Last Updated 18 Mar 2014 at 03:34