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Director:
Writers:
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:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Blood is soul See more (43 total) »

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 »
Quotes:
Arei Furoki:[subtitled version] The feeling that we know as "terror" is actually ancient wisdom, sealed in our subconscious mind.See more »

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26 out of 41 people found the following review useful.
Blood is soul, 11 January 2006
Author: borisduende from Sofia, Bulgaria

This is a marvelous movie.

More than a psychological abyss than a straight horror, this little dagger stabs deeper than most of the pretentious psycho thrillers will ever.

Although this masterpiece is not for everyone. It offers a bunch of pretty disturbing scenes, but one has to watch it at least twice, in order to fully comprehend it's twisted metaphoric.

If you find this movie weird, just stop and think about how weirder is the whole mankind. Instead. Horrible thurths are revealed through this genius metaphor of vampyrism.

Cult director Shinya Tsukamoto (whom I'm a devotee) gives the hell out of a performance. This guy is either crazy, either true genius, either both. I'I'm so very impressed.

And a la fin, a quote from marebito: "Horror, is actually an ancient wisdom that we find deep in the memory of our souls....."

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