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Freeze Me (2000)

Furîzu mî (original title)
Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the ... See full summary »

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Takashi Ishii

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Credited cast:
Harumi Inoue Harumi Inoue ... Chihiro Yamazaki
Shingo Tsurumi Shingo Tsurumi ... Atsushi Kojima
Kazuki Kitamura ... Noboru Hirokawa
Shunsuke Matsuoka Shunsuke Matsuoka ... Yûsuke Nogami
Daisuke Iijima Daisuke Iijima ... Deliveryman
Yôzaburô Itô Yôzaburô Itô ... Boss
Ken Nakayama Ken Nakayama
Kyoko Muramatsu Kyoko Muramatsu
Satsuki Natsukawa Satsuki Natsukawa
Takeko Kubota Takeko Kubota
Kyôko Hayami Kyôko Hayami
Naoto Takenaka ... Minoru Baba
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruben Arvizu Ruben Arvizu ... Walla (voice)
Bob Buchholz ... Minoru Baba (voice) (as Robert Buchholz)
Elvia Gaitan Elvia Gaitan ... Answering Machine Voice / Dishwasher / Drinking Buddy (voice)
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Chihiro is raped by three men and it is captured on video camera. She leaves her hometown and prepares to marry a colleague five years later, when one of the rapists arrives and says the others are on their way. He behaves like her long-lost lover and mistreats her again. Chihiro takes revenge, kills him and puts him in a freezer. The other rapists are awaiting a similar fate... Written by Killer-40

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Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

27 May 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Japan

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KSS,Nikkatsu See more »
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Quotes

Chihiro: I'll be forgiven for all of this... Isn't that right, God?
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Superior Rape/Revenge Film
14 January 2005 | by captain_bungleSee all my reviews

The rape-revenge genre is rife with dodgy exploitation pics and under-the-counter sleaze, with I Spit On Your Grave (Day of the Woman) being the most (in)famous and, possibly, the most misogynistic. Artistic merit is not something the rape-revenge film concerns itself with (let's face it, 'Last House on the Left' is a crude, artless fluke), concentrating more on graphic sex / nudity for graphic sex / nudity's sake. Oh, and the rape has to be really horrible to justify the rapists' sticky end (no pun intended).

If you're watching a good example of the genre, you'll be putting yourself in the place of the woman and relating to her, something the horror genre frequently does (it's one of the only genres where men will relate to a woman) and wishing her attackers dead - in any way possible, not necessarily in a sensationalist way.

I think Freeze Me (or Freezer, here in the UK) succeeds in this, as the plight of the female character is always put first. Agreed, there are a lot of gratuitous shots of her naked body, but these act as a reminder to her beauty and frailty. When it comes to the rape, it is often more implied and in no way staged to be titillating, something the more dubious examples try to achieve, rather disturbingly.

Freeze Me, therefore, isn't exactly an enjoyable experience (I'll have to look up the word 'entertainment'), but it is thought-provoking, well-made on a very tight budget, and incredibly disturbing. One of the best examples of this horror sub-genre.


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