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Isola: Multiple Personality Girl (2000)

Isola: Tajuu jinkaku shôjo (original title)
When a woman, able to read the thoughts of others, comes to help survivors of the 1995 Kobe earthquake, she encounters a girl with Multiple Personality Disorder whose dangerous 13th ... See full summary »

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Toshiyuki Mizutani

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Hiroshi Hatajima (screenplay), Mugita Kinoshita (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yoshino Kimura ... Yukari Kamo / the psychic
Yû Kurosawa Yû Kurosawa ... Chihiro Moritani / Isola / et al. (as Yuu Kurosawa)
Ken Ishiguro ... Dr. Kazuhiko Manabe
Makiko Watanabe ... Yayoi Takano
Satomi Tezuka Satomi Tezuka ... Hiroko Nomura
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Katsumi Maezono
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Tatsurô Moritani
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Old victim of the Great Hanshin Earthquake
Shirô Shimomoto Shirô Shimomoto
Yôzaburô Itô Yôzaburô Itô ... Man witnessing teacher's suicide
Yuriko Hirooka Yuriko Hirooka
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita
Kiriko Shimizu Kiriko Shimizu
Tetsu Sakuma Tetsu Sakuma
Yôko Chôsokabe Yôko Chôsokabe ... Female volunteer
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When a woman, able to read the thoughts of others, comes to help survivors of the 1995 Kobe earthquake, she encounters a girl with Multiple Personality Disorder whose dangerous 13th personality, Isola, must be stopped. Written by Leo Urbina

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Country:

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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 January 2000 (Japan) See more »

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Unpleasant ISOLA-tion
1 May 2004 | by Pro JurySee all my reviews

It is the final lost episode of NIGHT GALLERY and Rod Serling made it in Japan -- OK, not really.

Made in Japan, ISOLA has two attractive actresses and some (unnecessary) teen nudity, but sadly nothing can bring this movie exploring death to life.

Dark... in more ways than one. Most of ISOLA is shot at night using the hand-held shaky camera technic. In other words, it is difficult to see what is happening! Even the daytime shots are grey and murky.

ISOLA is slow and boring (just as I found THE 6TH SENSE and DONNIE DARKO to be). The subtitles are just OK... "There is know way to find her..." etc.

Interestingly, ISOLA has a scene where an elderly Japanese man shares shame for surrendering and not being killed with his men during WWII. The exact same thing occurs in 1998's WANDAFURU RAIFU (AFTERLIFE) also made in Japan http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0165078/ . It seems modern Japanese movie makers still feel angst about being defeated nearly 60 years ago.


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