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15 October 2005 (Japan) See more »
Two people kidnap a girl, hoping for a ransom. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Tetsuji Tamayama ... Mitsuru
Asami Mizukawa ... Maki
Mitsuyoshi Shinoda ... Yasuda
Toshiyuki Toyonaga ... Shima
Katsuya Kobayashi ... Yûki
Karen Nakazawa ... Ai Shinohara
Ei Morisako ... Megumi
Kôya Horimoto ... Shônen jidai no Mitsuru
Erika Asakura ... Joshikôsei
Fumi Higuchi ... Wakai onna
Kôko Mori ... Tazuko Aoyagi
Sanae Miyata ... Tsuma
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Otto

Directed by
Yûichi Satô 
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Tomoko Ogawa  written by


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Also Known As:
"Purei" - Japan (original title)
"The Pray" - Japan (English title) (alternative title)
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Rated R for violent content (rating surrendered)
77 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
USA:Unrated | USA:R (rating surrendered)
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Dull, 27 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Purei (2005)

** (out of 4)

Japanese horror film has an interesting set up but half way through the film hits a wall and never recovers. Two drug dealers in desperate need of cash decide to kidnap a young girl and ask for a ransom. When the dealers call the girls parents they learn that the girl died a year earlier. I had really high hopes for this ghost film and things started off well but went straight downhill pretty quickly. The storyline is very interesting and should have made for a creepy film but the director never really builds any atmosphere and the screenplay is full of annoying characters that it becomes hard to really care what happens. The first twenty-minutes contain a few creepy scenes but after this the film relies on flashbacks and a side story with the girls parents, which move at a snails pace.

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