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Marebito -- A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo.


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2005 (UK) See more »
A fear-obsessed freelance cameraman (Shinya Tsukamoto) investigates an urban legend involving mysterious spirits that haunt the subways of Tokyo. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Sure, Just Don't Get Any On The Sofa... See more (43 total) »


  (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

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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Also Known As:
"The Stranger from Afar" - International (English title)
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Rated R for strong bloody violence and some nudity
92 min | Argentina:92 min (Mar del Plata Film Festival)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »

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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 »
Masuoka:They didn't see something that terrified them. They saw something because they were terrified.See more »


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Sure, Just Don't Get Any On The Sofa..., 30 November 2011
Author: loogenhausen from United States

This is another Japanese flick, like Premonition (Yogen) that I wanted to praise much higher, but it just missed it by that much. The premise of the film is very compelling and most of the movie has that unsettling sensation (like when someone is staring at you from just outside your peripheral vision). There was one part in the movie where I had to rewind it several times just to check to see if I really saw what I was just looking at (if you've seen it already, you probably know what I'm talking about). When the voyeuristic main character enters into the underworld, he has a compelling conversation with a strange passerby and then after that he brings a cannibal chick back to his apartment to eat him in sessions. Got all that? I'm not giving anything away, so rent and enjoy!

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