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Director:
Writers:
Junji Ito (manga)
Kengo Kaji (supervising screenwriter)
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Release Date:
11 February 2000 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
The inhabitants of a small Japanese town become increasingly obsessed with and tormented by spirals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Eriko Hatsune ... 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
Maki Hamada ... Macky
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tomoo Fukatsu ... Norio Katayama
Akira Matsuda ... Yasuzo Oyama
Chino Mizuki
Takuto Oyama ... Himself
Hassei Takano ... Kazuki Tsumura
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Directed by
Higuchinsky 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Junji Ito  manga
Kengo Kaji  supervising screenwriter
Takao Nitta 
Chika Yasuo 

Produced by
Mitsuru Kurosawa .... executive producer
Sumiji Miyake .... producer
Dai Miyazaki .... producer
Toyoyuki Yokohama .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Tetsuro Kashibuchi 
Keiichi Suzuki 
 
Cinematography by
Gen Kobayashi 
 
Production Design by
Hiroshi Hayashida 
 
Sound Department
Hitoshi Tsurumaki .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Tomo'o Haraguchi .... makeup effects
 
Visual Effects by
Kenichi Kobayashi .... visual effects
Issei Oda .... visual effects
 
Other crew
Dai Miyazaki .... production planner
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Uzumaki" - Japan (original title)
"Vortex" - Hong Kong (English title) (subtitle)
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Runtime:
USA:90 min
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Certification:
Germany:16 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | South Korea:15 (video rating) | UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD release)

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(at around 42 mins) A ghostly imprint of Kirie's face appears in the middle of the screen when she walks into Shuichi's house looking for his father, and is the same face as when she's watching his father's grisly video recording.See more »
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Don't be fooled by lazy critics..., 28 December 2003
Author: Monkhead from Santa Monica, Ca

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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