The hacker Josh invades the computer of Douglas Ziegler, who is developing a powerful wireless signal, and accidentally releases a mysterious force that takes the will to live of human beings, generating a suicide epidemic and increasing the force. His girlfriend and student of psychology, Mattie, sees each one of their common friends die and the destruction of the modern world, and together with her new acquaintance Dexter, they try to plan a virus developed by Josh in the network to shutdown the system and save mankind. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The trailer features footage from the original Japanese film, called Kairo. One shot in particular features a plane crashing. The shot was re-done for the final film See more »
Although the movie is set in Ohio, Mattie is shown coming from an underground subway system. Comlumbus Ohio does not have a subway line. See more »
I don't why I didn't see the signs. I should have been there... done something.
Sometimes there aren't any signs. This was a very intensely lonely young man... more than you could ever know, he was very skilled at hiding his loneliness. And when he couldn't hide it anymore, He... hid... himself. Have you ever felt that kind of loneliness?
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I would just like to say that you'd probably be better off watching the original. For reasons that make the Japanese version that much more powerful.
1) The Japanese version is set in a time period where the Internet is "new" so this makes for a much more mysterious set of events as people are still not use to the everyday aspects of the Internet.
2) Since this movie is another import from Japanese horror one could say that this is just another attempt to capitalize on the genre that Hollywood has created for itself, that of the imported/re-shoot/foreign film.
3) There is a certain aspect of desperation in the original as the director & writer try to convey the concept that despite technology we as humans are growing further apart and finding it harder to connect leaving us alone in a world full of people. So please for your sake, if you want to enjoy this movie go get the Japanese original. It's at Blockbuster, you can watch it in the comfort of your own home and if you don't like subtitles then put the dubbing option in the audio settings on...because the movie is worth it.
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