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The search for her vanished brother Tsuyoshi leads Kaoru to the lonesome village Kozukata in the Japanese back-land. The locals react repelling to her, which the exception of the Chinese ... See full summary »



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Izumi Miyamori (as Kô Shibasaki)
Grace Yip ...
Sari Chen (as Gurêsu Ippu)
Yoshiki Arizono ...
Shûsaku Noji
Mizuho Igarashi ...
Ayumi Noji
Yôji Tanaka ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenzô Kawarasaki ...
Kôzô Miyamori
Yukimi Koyanagi ...
Lily ...
Yukie Miyamori
Shunsuke Matsuoka ...
Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Tomoko Ogawa ...
Bob Suzuki ...


The search for her vanished brother Tsuyoshi leads Kaoru to the lonesome village Kozukata in the Japanese back-land. The locals react repelling to her, which the exception of the Chinese girl Sally. As her car breaks down Kaoru is trapped in the village; will she have to repay for something she has done in the past? Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <>

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13 September 2001 (Singapore)  »

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unnerving and melancholy..
17 August 2003 | by (Holland) – See all my reviews

I bought this movie 2 months ago because I like Japanese cinema plus it was cheap(and from the director of Ring 0: Birthday. Yes the Japanese series is superior to the American remake. Even Rasen is more interesting than 'The Ring'.). However I didn't watch it until tonight mainly because it didn't get too many favorable reviews on IMDB. That sad I was bored and decided to watch it. And from the first scene I was drawn in... This movie has a rather creepy but melancholy tension thoughout. It's a slow movie yes but boring? Definatly not. The pacing is just right. It amplifies the mystery of the story. Most people who watch scary movies nowadays just expect cheap scares instead of a truly eery atmosphere thoughout. So I think that is what makes a lot of people dislike this movie. This movie isn't big on the scares, it has some but not many, but what it does is make the viewer wonder.

The movie basically is about Kaoru(she's a very pretty girl btw) whose brother is missing. He seems to have gone to visit his girlfriend in a little rural village in the middle of nowhere. That's the last he's heard from. As Koaru goes off to search for him there she finds that things are odd in the village... Everyone seems to be obsessed with a festival(Japan has a lot of festivals for many spiritual things) about scarecrows. And everyone seems to want her to leave and is unwilling to help her...

The ending I found wasn't a dud like someone mentioned but more like a very sad one. More I will not say about this movie. You have to watch it for yourself.

This isn't a movie for people who like cheap scares. But someone who likes mystery and eery things happening will probably like this movie. very reccomended.

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