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Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yui Natsukawa ...
Hinako Myoujin
Michitaka Tsutsui ...
Fumiya Akizawa
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Sayori Hiura
Toshie Negishi ...
Teruko Hiura (Sayori's mother)
Ren Ohsugi ...
Yasutaka Hiura (Sayori's father)
Makoto Satô ...
Sendo
Tarô Suwa ...
Oda
Tomoko Ôtakara ...
Yukari Asakawa
Hazuki Kôzu ...
Chizuko Oono
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Shino Kaneko
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Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's mother, who used to perform seances and exorcisms, has gone almost insane with grief. After seeing Sayuri's ghost several times during the night, Hinako consults with some local experts on the paranormal and discovers that Sayuri's mother has something planned for her daughter... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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12 June 1999 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Shikoku - Rückkehr zur Insel der Toten  »

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The title is a play on words. In Japanese, depending on which kanji is used, "shikoku" can mean "four countries" (which is the name of the island where the movie is set) or it can mean "land of the dead." See more »

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Good, creepy fun
18 August 2000 | by (Glendale, CA) – See all my reviews

A spooky little movie that moves along at a good pace. Fine performances, not the most chilling thing ever, but eerie and enjoyable. A heavy reliance on hand-held shots makes everything seem very immediate. Oh, and the title is an interesting play on words.


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