Oliver the Dog (working title)
- 3 x 43 min. 30 sec.
- Clean, Japanese final mix
- Japanese script
- Murder. Yakuza. And a dog that talks (back).
Police dog handler Aoba Ippei has a problem. It's called Oliver. To others, Oliver is a genius police dog that comes from a long line of geniuses, but to Ippei, he appears -- literally -- as a lazy, foul-mouthed, middle-aged man in a dog costume.
One day, Ippei and Oliver are investigating a fraud case when they discover a gun connected to an 11-year-old case of a missing girl. And in following the cold case, the duo gets entangled in a turf war between quasi-gangsters and the Yakuza who are suspected of being behind the girl's death. Eventually, an even bigger secret comes to light--. A weird, fantastic, suspenseful(?) mystery.
Written and directed by, and also starring (as the dog) Odagiri Joe.