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252: Signal of Life (2008)

252: Seizonsha ari (original title)
At some point in the distant future, a massive, catastrophic earthquake strikes Tokyo, causing the temperature of the Pacific Ocean to rise meteorically and the largest typhoon in recorded ... See full summary »

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Hideaki Itô ...
Yuji Shinohara
Seiyô Uchino ...
Shizuma Shinohara (as Masaaki Uchino)
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Makoto Shigemura
Yû Kashii ...
Saki Umino
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Yûichi Kimura ...
Keisuke Fujii
Satoshi Matsuda ...
Ippei Aoki
Minji ...
Kim
Masahiko Nishimura ...
Akio Kogure
Yôichi Nukumizu ...
Haruo Tsudanuma
Sachiko Sakurai ...
Yumi Shinohara
Takafumi Sasai
Hideyuki Satô
Katsuhiko Shimizu
Tetta Sugimoto ...
Tetsushi Mashiba
Masataka Tsutsumi
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At some point in the distant future, a massive, catastrophic earthquake strikes Tokyo, causing the temperature of the Pacific Ocean to rise meteorically and the largest typhoon in recorded Japanese history to sweep toward the city and inundate it with water. The Tokyo Fire Department and its team of crack rescuers swing into action, and shortly after they do, a distress call arises from an underground subway station - with repeated indications of the rescue code, 252 252, and the exclamation "We Have Survivors." It soon becomes apparent that the local rescue squad must attempt to save the survivors, doing so at the expense of their own lives and safety. Written by Nathan Southern

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more disaster than movie
14 January 2011 | by (www.subtitledonline.com) – See all my reviews

excerpt, full review at my location - Named after the Tokyo Fire Department code that indicates the discovery of survivors in need of rescue, Nobuo Mizuta's latest offering is inspired by a real-life rescue event that occurred following the Chuetsu earthquake of 2004. Ambitiously comparing itself to The Towering Inferno (1974), while at the same time allowing expectations to drop by throwing Japan Sinks (2006) into the mix, 252: Sign Of Life still has its work cut out, so will it sink or swim?

Anyone who can appreciate a studied, haunting portrayal of mankind's struggle against its self-destructive tendencies is better off watching something else. 252: Sign Of Life is more disaster than movie, disguising its lacklustre script with impressive effects but little else.


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