If you like your fairytales served with a dash of fun little twists, check out the Japanese movie Once Upon a Crime which is coming soon on Netflix.
Once Upon a Crime: trailer, plot and cast
Long, long ago, Little Red Riding Hood didn’t go straight to her grandma’s house. Instead, she gets entangled in a murder mystery involving Cinderella and other characters from the glittering world of fancy ball gowns and glass slippers.
Little Red Riding Hood crosses paths with Cinderella (played by model slash actress Yuko Araki) who, not-so-spoiler alert, falls in love with the Prince (Takanori Iwata).
But before we get to the “happily ever after” portion, a corpse is found, and everyone becomes a suspect. Little Red Riding Hood takes on the role of a detective on a mission to uncover the real killer.
The film is based on the Japanese novel Akazukin, Tabi no Tochu de Shitai to Deau which contains various mysteries related to the classic fairytales. Who knows? This might be the start of a new film franchise or a series.
Once Upon a Crime: release date and where to watch in Singapore
You can stream the movie right here on Netflix starting 14 September.
(Cover photo from: Netflix Media Center)
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