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Tomie (1999)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  6 March 1999 (Japan)
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Miho Kanno ...
Mami Nakamura ...
Tsukiko Izumisawa
Yoriko Dôguchi ...
Dr. Hosono
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Detective Harada
Kôta Kusano ...
Yuuichi Saiga
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Kae Minami
Kenji Mizuhashi ...
Yamamoto
Rumi ...
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Ikko Suzuki ...
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Following trauma in her past that has been repressed, a young woman is trying to recover her memories with the help of a psychiatrist. During her hypnosis sessions, she repeats the name "Tomie" but is unable to recall where she knows it from. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Tomie will not die!

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Tomie Will Not Die!

Tomie is a teenager who has the power to corrupt any man with her looks, she has complete control over any man and makes total use of her control. When she is done, she tosses them aside and moves onto another man. The heartbroken man will generally kill her, but that is exactly what she wants. Tomie is based on a manga series from the late 80's and what sounds like a great idea on paper just doesn't really translate well onto the big screen.

This first film in the successful Tomie franchise is rather weak and confusing. First off, it seems like the director automatically assumes you are familiar with the characters and the manga and doesn't really explain what is going on until maybe thirty minutes in. It also doesn't help that many of the scenes don't particularly flow well or make much sense adding to an even more confusing experience.

The acting is fine, but Miho Kanno who plays Tomie never really comes off as seductive and instead just seems creepy all the time. No real thrills or suspense either unfortunately. The film does win points on it's creepy soundtrack though.

* & 1/2 out of ****


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