Japanese Film Festival | Satellite

Masquerade Hotel


Directed by: Masayuki Suzuki
2019 / 132 minutes / Unclassified all ages


Everyone at this hotel wears a mask of some kind… And anyone could be a killer

In this adaptation of Keigo Higashino’s best-selling novel, Detective Kosuke Nitta (Takuya Kimura; Blade of the Immortal) goes undercover in a high-end Tokyo hotel after a code of numbers found at three seemingly unrelated murders lead him to believe the next murder will take place there. When he’s assigned the front desk, hotel employee Naomi Yamagishi (Masami Nagasawa; Your Name) is not happy. She’s dedicated to upholding the highest standards for guests of the hotel, and prioritises their safety and comfort above all else. However, Kosuke’s scruffy appearance and single-minded focus on his detective work are not exactly front desk material.

She’s going to need to clean up his act, and fast, because every guest and staff member is a potential suspect in the case. The two will need to set aside their differences if they want to come out unscathed, but will they be able to learn to work together before the killer strikes again?


Dendy Canberra Centre, Canberra


Event Cinemas Brisbane Myer Centre, Brisbane


Event Cinemas Innaloo, Perth


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


Event Cinemas George Street, Sydney


The Capitol, Melbourne


Treasury Theatre, Melbourne

Screens in: Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

Director: Masayuki Suzuki

Original Story: Keigo Higashino

Screenplay: Michitaka Okada

Producer: Juichi Uehara

Cast: Takuya Kimura and Masami Nagasawa

Genre: Mystery

Format: DCP colour