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Director:
Writers:
Mark McShane (novel)
Tetsuya Onishi (teleplay) ...
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Release Date:
12 May 2001 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Kôji Yakusho ... Sato
Jun Fubuki ... Junko Sato
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ... Hayasaka
Hikari Ishida ... Junko's customer
Kitarô ... Detective
Ittoku Kishibe ... College professor
Ren Ohsugi ... Restaurant customer
Shô Aikawa ... Shinto priest
Daikei Shimizu ... Tazaki, sound engineer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuya Horiguchi
Hajime Inoue
Shiuri Isobe
Michisuke Kashiwaya
Koji Sato
Masahiro Toda
Megumi Wakabayashi
Ryûji Yamamoto
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Directed by
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 
 
Writing credits
Mark McShane (novel "Séance on a Wet Afternoon")

Tetsuya Onishi (teleplay) &
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (teleplay)

Produced by
Atsuyuki Shimoda .... producer
Takehiko Tanaka .... producer
Yasuyuki Uemura .... producer
 
Original Music by
Gary Ashiya 
 
Cinematography by
Takahide Shibanushi 
 
Film Editing by
Jun'ichi Kikuchi 
 
Production Design by
Satoru Jinno 
Tomoyuki Maruo 
 
Production Management
Emiko Fujiwara .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yasutaka Môri .... assistant director
Fumio Nomoto .... assistant director
Naoki Yoshida .... assistant director
Tatsuya Yoshimura .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Gen Itô .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Yukio Hokari .... sound
Makio Ika .... sound
Akira Inoue .... sound recordist
Kazuhiro Kurihara .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Masayuki Fujii .... assistant photographer
Masao Kanazawa .... gaffer
Akira Okugawa .... still photographer
Hidehito Ono .... assistant camera
Muneyoshi Sakagami .... assistant photographer
Yasuyuki Sakairi .... assistant camera
Masatoshi Watanabe .... assistant camera
 
Other crew
Yukari Yaginuma .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kôrei" - Japan (original title)
"Seance (Ko-Rei)" - Canada (English title)
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Runtime:
118 min | Switzerland:95 min | Argentina:98 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)
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Version of Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
What is far worse than seeing ghosts, 21 January 2005
Author: Colashwood from Paris, France

There are two kinds of films in the world, my friends. Those in which it is easy to find a meaning (if possible, a moral one) and those which tell a story with such devices that you, spectator, are free to construe it. Seance is such a film. I for one do not see it as a horror or a crime movie. It has the required number of supernatural events, but what is far more frightening than that is the subtle psychological illness that affects the two hapless heroes, Junko and her husband. These two are completely hollow — the husband filled with noises, the wife with ghosts indeed ; they very simply do not live on the same physical plane as other people (colleagues, patrons... and the young girl who gets trapped in the husband's case) and it takes two extremely gifted actors, Yakusho and Fubuki, to convey this hollowness, this muted remoteness, as they are conveyed here. Kurosawa does not make any redundant comment on that stupendous hollowness : he merely shows it ; that indeed is his job as a filmmaker. The result is, in my opinion, one of his best films, together with Bright Future and Doppelgaenger. For yes : the doppelgaenger variation which one or two of the other commentators find so irksome (unfairly so, in my opinion : the eager student who mentions the apparition of a doppelgaenger in someone's life as a sign of impending demise isn't right* ; in literature the thing has been plaguing many a cheerless Romantic and postromantic hero for years) is back in Kurosawa's latest full length feature, Doppelgaenger (there is a Japanese DVD with English subtitles). No important message in that wonderfully quirky, eerily violent comedy (Yakusho again plays the double part). Let us rejoice about that fact : as long as a film puzzles more than it scares, it will never be remade in Hollywood.

* And he shouldn't be believed any more than the misleading psychiatrist in Cure, should he ?

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