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Seance (2000)

Kôrei (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | TV Movie 12 May 2001
A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish ... See full summary »

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Writers:

Mark McShane (novel), Tetsuya Onishi (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kôji Yakusho ... Sato
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Junko Sato
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi Tsuyoshi Kusanagi ... Hayasaka
Hikari Ishida Hikari Ishida ... Junko's customer
Kitarô Kitarô ... Detective
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... College professor
Ren Osugi ... Restaurant customer (as Ren Ôsugi)
Shô Aikawa ... Shinto priest
Daikei Shimizu Daikei Shimizu ... Tazaki, sound engineer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kazuya Horiguchi Kazuya Horiguchi
Hajime Inoue Hajime Inoue
Shiuri Isobe Shiuri Isobe
Michisuke Kashiwaya Michisuke Kashiwaya
Kôji Satô Kôji Satô
Masahiro Toda
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A psychic housewife and her husband become burdened with a kidnapped girl who escaped her assailant. Junko will not let her husband call the hospital or the police for purely selfish reasons. The girl dies while still in their house and her ghost begins to haunt not only Junko but also her husband, Sato (Koji Yakusho). Written by kwedgwood@hotmail.com

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Yet another wonderful film from director Kiyoshi Kurosawa
6 July 2005 | by artemis0302See all my reviews

Despite clearly being a TV movie, this film is yet another amazing and film from legendary director Kiyoshi Kurosawa ("Cure", "Kairo"). The main plot revolves around Junco and Saito, who are a troubled married couple. Saito works as a sound man for TV shows, while Junco stays at home. Junco has the power of foresight, so she sometimes holds séances. When a little girl is kidnapped, Junco devises a plan that will make her famous. What she doesn't know is that if she is not careful, the plan can backfire...

Since I am a huge fan of Asian horror/suspense films, I loved this. The tension is high throughout, and the scares are purely psychological. No cheap jumps here. Instead you get some pretty horrifying scenes, that will stay with you long after you see this movie. This film also has a valuable message in the end. I know it's not for everybody, but I highly recommend this. I simply loved it.

My rating: 10/10


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

12 May 2001 (Japan) See more »

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Runtime:

| (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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