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Chiaki Konaka (novel)
Chiaki Konaka (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2005 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Masuoka
Tomomi Miyashita ... F
Kazuhiro Nakahara ... Arei Furoki

Miho Ninagawa ... Aya Fukumoto
Shun Sugata ... MIB
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masayoshi Haneda
Ayumu Saitô
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Directed by
Takashi Shimizu 
 
Writing credits
Chiaki Konaka (novel)

Chiaki Konaka (screenplay)

Produced by
Tsukasa Ariyoshi .... associate producer
Mikihiko Hirata .... producer
Kenzô Horikoshi .... producer: Euro Space/Yûro Supêsu
Takashi Horikoshi .... associate producer
Yoshiyasu Ikezaki .... associate producer
Hiroo Murakami .... associate producer
Atsuko Ohno .... producer: Euro Space/Yûro Supêsu
Fumio Sebata .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Toshiyuki Takine 
 
Cinematography by
Tsukasa Tanabe 
 
Film Editing by
Masahiro Ugajin 
 
Production Design by
Atsuo Hirai 
 
Costume Design by
Kuniko Hôjô 
 
Sound Department
Akira Fukada .... sound
Hajime Komiya .... sound
 
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles
Hiroshi Takahashi .... series supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Stranger from Afar" - International (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong bloody violence and some nudity
Runtime:
92 min | Argentina:92 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
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Trivia:
Takashi Shimizu shot the film in just eight days, between the production dates for Ju-on: The Grudge (2002) and its remake, _Grudge, The (2004/I)_.See more »
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Masuoka:They didn't see something that terrified them. They saw something because they were terrified.See more »

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37 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Marebito, 28 January 2005
Author: drumgoddess07 from United States

I highly suggest seeing this film if you are a fan of Shimizu's works. Apparently it was filmed before Ju-On, in only eight days. This shows what a master filmmaker can do in such a short time. This movie will make you feel very uncomfortable and extremely disturbed. It is about a camera man who wants nothing more than to feel the most extreme fear. He than finds a subterranean lair filled with eerie creatures called Deros, and he finds a girl (or a creature much like a girl) chained to a rock and takes her home to care for her. He attempts to feed her but he finds that the only thing that she'll eat is blood. The only problems I had with it were the shaky camera moves (Blair-Witch style)but since he only made it in eight days...he has an excuse, and it will go to a normal camera to give your eyes a break. Overall a masterpiece in psycho-horror.

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