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Director:
Writers:
Ken Furusawa (written by) &
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (written by)
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Release Date:
27 September 2003 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
What if your worst nightmare...turned out to be you?
Plot:
Hayasaki is an inventor working on an Artificial Body. It is not going well and he is stressed out and... See more » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
A wickedly pleasant experience See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kôji Yakusho ... Michio Hayasaki
Hiromi Nagasaku ... Nagai Yuka
Yûsuke Santamaria ... Kimishima
Masahiro Toda ... Aoki
Hitomi Satô ... Takano
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akira Emoto

Directed by
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 
 
Writing credits
Ken Furusawa (written by) &
Kiyoshi Kurosawa (written by)

Produced by
Motoo Kawabata .... producer
Takayuki Nitta .... producer
Atsushi Sato .... producer
Atsuyuki Shimoda .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Noriyuki Mizuguchi 
 
Film Editing by
Kiyoshi Kurosawa 
Masahiro Ônaga 
 

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Also Known As:
"Dopperugengâ" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and language
Runtime:
107 min | France:100 min
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2.20 : 1 See more »
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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A wickedly pleasant experience, 18 March 2006
Author: JohnMoore from Salt Lake City, UT

One of these days, I'll see one of these so-called "horror" films that Kiyoshi Kurosawa directs. This and "Bright Future" are the only two I've seen thus far and both were completely unexpected. Don't let the American box art deceive you: it's not a "frightening" film.

However, it's fantastic. And truly bizarre. Assigning this film a genre is a ridiculous exercise. It shifts seamlessly between moments of high emotional drama, absurdist comedy, and violence.

And underneath it all is an interesting exploration of the concept of self: The reconciliation of who one wants to be, who one is trying to avoid becoming, and who one is. As the credits rolled, I laughed, impressed.

Don't go into the film with expectations. Just try it.

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