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Shikoku (1999)

Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Yui Natsukawa ... Hinako Myoujin
Michitaka Tsutsui ... Fumiya Akizawa
... Sayori Hiura
Toshie Negishi ... Teruko Hiura (Sayori's mother)
... Yasutaka Hiura (Sayori's father) (as Ren Ôsugi)
Makoto Satô ... Sendo
... Oda
Tomoko Ôtakara ... Yukari Asakawa
Hazuki Kôzu ... Chizuko Oono
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Shino Kaneko
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Years after moving to Tokyo with her parents, Hinako returns to her hometown in rural Shikoku. She soon learns that her childhood friend, Sayuri, died several years ago and that Sayuri's mother, who used to perform seances and exorcisms, has gone almost insane with grief. After seeing Sayuri's ghost several times during the night, Hinako consults with some local experts on the paranormal and discovers that Sayuri's mother has something planned for her daughter... Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Some things are better left dead...

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12 June 1999 (Taiwan)  »

Also Known As:

Shikoku - Rückkehr zur Insel der Toten  »

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The title is a play on words. In Japanese, depending on which kanji is used, "shikoku" can mean "four countries" (which is the name of the island where the movie is set) or it can mean "land of the dead." See more »

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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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Shinto priestess resurrecting her daughter
26 May 2005 | by See all my reviews

This has an interesting story based on the shinto-religion. The island Shikoku has 88 temples and every year the priest go to each one of them in a certain order to make sure the people will prosper the following year (or similar), one priestess who lost her daughter walks the route the opposite way the same number that her daughter was old in order to resurrect her.

It begins very creepy when a woman returns from the city to visit her childhood village. It then turns into a mystery investigation delivering something else than what was promised. Recommended for horror fans.


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