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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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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Old-timey scares, 24 March 2003
Author: kairothon from Old Tyme, USA

Something a bit strange for a Kurosawa movie, Korei is (debatably) a remake of an old American movie (of the same name, if memory serves). It seems that in some of the scenes Kurosawa is much more focused on replicating the emotions of the domestic experience than trying to scare. After all, anyone who's seen Kairo, Cure or Charisma knows he has nearly master the latter. Because of this, if find that Korei is not as frightening as his typical fair. Also, some of the household drama comes off forced for the near first-timer in this field.

But another way of thinking about it: it seems there is a pronounced old-time hollywood feel to some of the home scenes which may have been very intentional. All of the movie is presented as a sort of reference to this: the lightning behind the characters as they think evil thoughts, the simplicity of most of the shots (devoid of the overwhelming atmosphere typically present in K. Kurosawa films), even the fair simplicity of the characters. If it is seen this way (which i am increasingly convinced is how it may have been intended) then it is possible that the unlikely touches seen in this movie are not a failure at all, but an attempt at a homage. Whether that homage is a failure or not, I am in no position to say.

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