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Director:
Writers:
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Release Date:
17 February 2007 (Japan) See more »
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What lovely hair you have...
Plot:
About hair extensions that attack the women that wear them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Chiaki Kuriyama ... Yûko Mizushima
Megumi Satô ... Yuki Morita
Tsugumi ... Kiyomi Mizushima
Eri Machimoto ... Sachi Kôda
Miku Satô ... Mami
Yûna Natsuo ... Kondô
Ken Mitsuishi ... Tatsuo Sugawara
Hiroshi Yamamoto ... Jirô Tamura
Tetsushi Tanaka ... Yaguchi

Hikari Mitsushima ... Yuriko Shiina
Ayaka Onoue ... Nana Katô (as Aya Onoue)
Ryôsuke Nagata ... Yûta Sakurai
Erika Mine ... Sarina Tanaka
Mari Hayashida ... Yukari Suzuki
Yôji Tanaka ... Takashima
Yûrei Yanagi ... Hattori
Shunpei Ôtani ... Mitsuya
Arata Takase ... Shitai Anchijo no Otoko
Atsushi Yamanaka ... Nakamura
Nobuyuki Ogawa ... Nagase
Shiiko Utagawa ... Otakukei no Onna no Kyaku
Megumi Matsushita ... Betsu no Biyôshitsu no Biyôshi
Fujiko ... Biyôshitsu no Kyaku
Yoshikazu Ebisu ... Takushî Untenshu
Ran Tainaka ... Anchijo no Shôjo
Shizuka Matsubara ... TV Repôtâ
Kaoru Sawayama ... Kangoshi
Tomonori Kôno ... Shokatsu no Keiji
Iniki Z. ... Jun
Hana Inoue ... Yôshô Jidai no Yûko
Kinako Satô ... Yôshô Jidai no Yûko no Haha
Shinji Hiwatashi ... Yôshô Jidai no Yûko no Chichi
Kôjirô Suetake ... Kaisô Shîn no Sutairisuto
Mayu Sakuma ... Gaikoku no Shôjo
Takashi Migita ... Tôru Deddo
Manabu Yazaki ... Fatto Deddo
Katsushi Nobata ... Massuru Deddo
Yukari Toyota ... Sunakku no Hosutesu
Yûya Ishikawa ... TV Dorama no Keiji
Shôhei Uno ... TV Dorama no Keiji
Tomoko Tokunaga ... Jiru Do Re no Kyaku
Chiyako Minegishi ... Iryô Misu Gâru
Madoka Mizuki ... DV Gâru
Erina Watanabe ... Faiyâ Gâru
Kana Nishina ... Kurasshu Gâru
White ... Dansâ
Take ... Dansâ
Sanbi ... Dansâ
Kaichô ... Dansâ
Quattro ... Dansâ
Thomas Paul ... Dansâ
Acko ... Dansâ
Mai ... Dansâ
Narumi ... Dansâ
Eri ... Dansâ
Maimi ... Dansâ
Sei Yamamoto ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Jirô Matsumoto ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Yumetsugu Nakamura ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Yûshi Sakurada ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Katsuhiro Irisawa ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Kôji Katô ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Ryô Furukawa ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Akira Igarashi ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Tadashi Suzuki ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Tatsuya Marushima ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Yûta Tanaka ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Mizuki Tanaka ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Kentarô Kuryû ... Sukebô no Wakamono
Takayuki Watanabe ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Yôi Sano ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Kazuhiko Hashimoto ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Yoshihiro Matsuura ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Minoru Miura ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Akinori Uzu ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Toshio Tanaka ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Jun'ya Andô ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Haruyuki Norizuki ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Toshiaki Niimura ... Kôwan Sagyôin
Mirai Yamamoto ... Kayo Sugimura
Ren Ôsugi ... Yamazaki
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cassandra Morris ... Mami (voice: English version)
Georgette Reilly ... Kiyomi Mizushima (voice: English version)

Bill Timoney ... Gunji Yamazaki (voice: English version)

Directed by
Sion Sono 
 
Writing credits
Sion Sono (screenplay) &
Masaki Adachi (screenplay) &
Makoto Sanada (screenplay)

Sion Sono (story)

Produced by
Shigeyuki Endô .... planner
Tsugio Hattori .... producer
Mitsuru Kurosawa .... planner
Makoto Okada .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tomoki Hasegawa 
Sion Sono 
 
Cinematography by
Hiro'o Yanagida 
 
Film Editing by
Jun'ichi Itô 
 
Production Design by
Katsuhiro Fukuzawa 
 
Makeup Department
Jirô .... special makeup effects artist
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects artist
 
Special Effects by
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Takashi Tanaka .... visual effects supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ekusute" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violent and disturbing content, some terror and language
Runtime:
108 min
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
pup-petering hair, 10 October 2008
Author: RResende from Porto, Portugal

I have a good time watching works like this. Films like these use visual, and symbolic codes specifically directed to a certain dark piece of audience, who is willing to live a life in films outside the most widespread conventions, and accept what comes with that. One of the thing i like the most when watching such a piece in a public venue (usually crowded with the hard fans of these kinds of productions) is to observe how those fans respond to certain conventions inside the 'genre'. To me, because i only make occasional visits, it's something equivalent to visiting a foreign country, i observe how people behave, what's mood of the place i'm visiting.

Inside those alternative conventions, this is a good film, i suppose. At least it made it for me, to the point of wanting to know more work of this director. He has a vision, in the middle of this kind of capillary horror, he has an interesting concept which spreads clearly and embraces the film, as much as the hair embraces all the characters.

Hair as open channels. Hair as an element to connect people, to connect lives, and past lives. And to share death. It's an effective narrative device. The dead hair growing girl works as a kind of noir agent, someone who controls the action, but we are the whole time inside the device (we had to be to make the whole thing credible, and also because it was important for the creators and for the genre to explore the one-eyed dead girl). She manipulates through hair, and has a human puppet who delivers hair, and makes the whole thing work. That silly man is her hands in the street, giving death randomly. That agent believes all the way that he controls her, but we come to understand it's the other way around.

This clear storytelling strategy makes the film pleasant enough to me. It's a solid production work, the stop-motions were made with competence, and you will enjoy this if you like to explore interesting storytelling and if you're willing to accept, at least for 2 hours, the conventions of this corner in film universe (that if you're not already inside it).

My opinion: 3/5

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