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Director:
Writers:
Kôji Suzuki (novel) and
Ken'ichi Suzuki (screenplay)
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Release Date:
19 January 2002 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
From The Creators of Japan's Acclaimed RINGU, Inspiration for the hit phenomenon THE RING
Plot:
A mother and her 6 year old daughter move into a creepy apartment whose every surface is permeated by water. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
6 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Mother and daughter relationship makes it scary See more (155 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hitomi Kuroki ... Yoshimi Matsubara
Rio Kanno ... Ikuko Matsubara (6 years old)
Mirei Oguchi ... Mitsuko Kawai
Asami Mizukawa ... Ikuko Hamada (16 years old)
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Kunio Hamada
Yu Tokui ... Ohta (real-estate agent)
Isao Yatsu ... Kamiya (apartment manager)
Shigemitsu Ogi ... Kishida (Yoshimi's lawyer)
Maiko Asano ... Young Yoshimi's Teacher
Yukiko Ikari ... Young Yoshimi
Shinji Nomura ... Mediator
Kiriko Shimizu ... Mediator
Teruko Hanahara ... Old Lady (twin, elder)
Youko Yasuda ... Old Lady (twin, younger)
Kono Tarou Suwa ... Old Lady (twin, younger)
Shichirou Gou ... Nishioka
Chisako Hara ... Kayo
Tôru Shinagawa ... Principal (as Tohur Shinagawa)

Shelley Calene-Black ... Yoshimi Matsubara (voice: English version)
Gabi Chennisi ... Ikuko Matsubara (voice: English version)
Jay Hickman ... Kishida (voice: English version)
Mark Laskowski ... Ohta (voice: English version) (as Mark X. Laskowski)
Chris Ayres ... Principal (voice: English version) (as Christopher Ayres)

Andy McAvin ... Kunio (voice: English version)

Jessica Boone ... Teen Ikuko (voice: English version)
Ted Pfister ... Kamiya (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Mediator (voice: English version)
Heather LeMaster ... Mediator (voice: English version)

Vic Mignogna ... Kono (voice: English version)
Vicki Barosh ... Auntie Kayo / Old Woman A (voice: English version)

Christine M. Auten ... Teacher Past / Ai's Mother / Recorded Message (voice: English version) (as Christine Auten)
Mariela Ortiz ... Teacher B (voice: English version)
Amanda Nanawa ... Teacher C / Mother (voice: English version)

Kaytha Coker ... Tshushima (voice: English version)
Quentin Haag ... Nishioka (voice: English version)
Luci Christian ... Teen Girl A / Answering Machine / Lady Directions (voice: English version)
April Brem ... Teen Girl B / Office Worker (voice: English version)
Mia ... Ai / The Ghost of Mitsuko / Hiding Girl A / Young Yoshimi (voice: English version)

Lidia Porto ... Secretary / Old Woman B / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Cynthia Martinez ... Hiding Girl B / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Hilary Haag ... Mao-chan / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Kyle Jones ... Father / Mover A (voice: English version) (as K.C. Jones)
Rebecca Ayres ... Little Boy / Kobayashi / Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Emma Crabb ... Assistant / Potential Buyer (voice: English version)
Jacob A. Gragard ... Worker A / Mover C (voice: English version)
Matthew Crawford ... Worker B / Mover B (voice: English version) (as Matt Crawford)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chihiro Ohtsuka

Directed by
Hideo Nakata 
 
Writing credits
Kôji Suzuki (novel)

Takashige Ichise  screenplay (uncredited)
Yoshihiro Nakamura  screenplay
Hideo Nakata  screenplay (uncredited)
Ken'ichi Suzuki  screenplay

Produced by
Takashige Ichise .... producer
Kyle Jones .... producer (english language & subtitled versions)
John Ledford .... executive producer (english language & subtitled versions)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (english language & subtitled versions)
 
Original Music by
Kenji Kawai 
Shikao Suga 
 
Cinematography by
Jun'ichirô Hayashi 
 
Film Editing by
Nobuyuki Takahashi 
 
Production Design by
Katsumi Nakazawa 
 
Production Management
Katsuhiro Ogawa .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masaki Adachi .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Jacob A. Gragard .... adr recordist
Cesar Inserny .... sound designer
Cesar Inserny .... sound mixer
Masayuki Iwakura .... sound
Kiyoshi Kakizawa .... sound mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Meichô Tomiyama .... lighting technician
 
Editorial Department
Patrick Givens .... editor: english language and subtitled versions
Tarô Kuwayama .... color timer
Neil O'Sullivan .... editor: english language and subtitled versions
 
Other crew
Marta Bechtol .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Toru Iwakami .... international coordinator: english language and subtitled versions
Kyle Jones .... adr director: English version
Miyuki Kamiya .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Paul Mericle .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Sara Muir .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Maki Nagano .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
Shoko Oono .... senior translator: english language and subtitled versions
Carole Pavlik .... production assistant: engish language and subtitled versions
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Honogurai mizu no soko kara" - Japan (original title)
"From the Depths of Dark Water" - International (English title) (literal title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for terror and disturbing situations
Runtime:
101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: When everyone is up on the roof examining the water tower, a flap of cloth or pant leg can be seen at the top of the ladder. This could be something attached to the tower, but later when she climbs it by herself and we see the whole thing, no such cloth is visible.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Naina (2005)See more »

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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Mother and daughter relationship makes it scary, 26 May 2005
Author: Atavisten from Tellus

The silence the newly divorced mother and her 6 year old daughter experience in an apartment block they have just moved into sets the mood here. We see how they are together realistically, that means lots of silence and little action. One aspect that makes this scary is this realistic depiction of isolation you can get in these houses. And you cant help but wish the best for the two, struggling with work, the divorce rights and beginning school. And it rains.

Water starts dripping from the ceiling and soon it permeates the whole building creating an uneasy and nervous mood that sneaks in on you and when you're not ready for it makes your nerves scream. You know its gonna happen and you get a good idea of where its leading, but its so well made that it doesn't matter.

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