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"Uzumaki" (original title)

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The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kirie Goshima
Fhi Fan ...
Shuichi Saito
Hinako Saeki ...
Kyoko Sekino
Eun-Kyung Shin ...
Chie Marayama
Keiko Takahashi ...
Yukie Saito
Ren Ohsugi ...
Toshio Saito
Denden ...
Officer Futada
Masami Horiuchi ...
Reporter Ichiro Tamura
Tarô Suwa ...
Yasuo Goshima
Toru Tezuka ...
Yokota Ikuo
Sadao Abe ...
Mitsuru Yamaguchi
Asumi Miwa ...
Shiho Ishikawa
Saori Nakane ...
Little Kirie
Yasuki Tanaka ...
Little Shuichi
Yuki Murakami ...
Yukky
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In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become possesed with different forms of spirals, one student seems to be mutating into a snail, another's hair becomes strangely medusa-like. The entire town becomes possesed. Written by Fred Cabral <ftcabral@hotmail.com>

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(at around 6 mins) When we first see the angry cop, he looks at a wanted poster. This is an image of 'Junji Ito (I)', the creator of the manga Uzumaki. See more »

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Don't be fooled by lazy critics...
28 December 2003 | by (Santa Monica, Ca) – See all my reviews

It's very true that this film defies convention by not spelling out the plot for the viewer. While some may have a problem with having to figure it out for themselves, I embrace "Uzumaki" for its irreverence. There is a PLOT, it's just that it may not be immediately accessible to a lazy viewer. This is a film that invites numerous interpretations, as all great art does - however, this film is also very entertaining, making it a rare film experience. It's simultaneously provocative and fun.


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