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Gomennasai (2011)

Yuka had the most horrifying experience of her life a year ago. Her high school classmate, Kurohane, is blessed with unparalleled literary talent, but she is bullied because of her eerie ... See full summary »

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Airi Suzuki ...
Hidaka Yuka
Miyabi Natsuyaki ...
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Momoko Tsugunaga ...
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Chisato Okai
Itsuki Sagara
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Yuka had the most horrifying experience of her life a year ago. Her high school classmate, Kurohane, is blessed with unparalleled literary talent, but she is bullied because of her eerie appearance. When Kurohane starts writing the script for a school play, inexplicable deaths start to occur, sparking a wave of panic among the terrified students. It turns out that Kurohane's script contains a curse to kill the readers indiscriminately. Can Yuka and her classmates escape Kurohane's avenging curse? Written by Anonymous

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Outstanding Film
28 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

So often nowadays, watching a movie at home competes with other activities. My sister usually will be on the internet and listens to a movie. I will sometimes read in or out or play video games while watching. With "Gomennasai," I was totally glued to the screen. Although the first assumption may be that I have to watch the screen because then I can read the subtitles, I actually speak Japanese so I didn't have to do that.

This movie presents a plot that revolves around the power of words to kill. Recently, I had the pleasure of watching the movie "Pontypool," which showed the power that words had to change people into zombie like creatures. In "Gomennasai," no such thing happens. But the words of a certain school girl have the power to curse and to kill.

Kurohane is a very unpopular girl, likely due to her dark and somewhat morbid appearance. Completely rejected by her family, she is also hated by her schoolmates. In a way to antagonize her, the girls in the school decide to torment her by having her write a script for a school production. Kurohane is actually very open to do this because it allows her to experiment with the power of words to kill people.

"Gomennasai" is definitely a movie that has to be right for you in order to enjoy it. The budget was obviously very small and it is a very short movie. However, it thrives on the strength of the screenplay and the actors in the movie. I had no idea where this movie was taking me as I watched it, but it turned out to be a place I was happy to go. Very seldomly does a movie exhibit any originality in today's age. But this film does. It has an ending that ties things together in a way you likely will not see coming. An excellent film that should be enjoyed.


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