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Kairo (2001)

Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet.

Director:

Kiyoshi Kurosawa
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haruhiko Katô Haruhiko Katô ... Ryosuke Kawashima
Kumiko Asô ... Michi Kudo
Koyuki ... Harue Karasawa
Kurume Arisaka Kurume Arisaka ... Junko Sasano
Masatoshi Matsuo Masatoshi Matsuo ... Toshio Yabe
Shinji Takeda Shinji Takeda ... Yoshizaki
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Michi's mother
Shun Sugata ... Boss
Show Aikawa ... Employee (as Shô Aikawa)
Kôji Yakusho ... Ship Captain
Kenji Mizuhashi Kenji Mizuhashi ... Taguchi
Takumi Tanji Takumi Tanji ... Man with Bag
Hassei Takano Hassei Takano ... Student A
Atsushi Yuki Atsushi Yuki ... Student B
Go Takashima Go Takashima ... Student C
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Storyline

After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister going on? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

Yûrei ni aitai desu ka? (Do you want to meet a ghost?)


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A large number of scenes were shot from windows. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ship Captain: Change course. Direction, 120 degrees.
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Connections

Featured in The Horror of Isolation (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Hane Lay Down My Arms
Performed by Cocco
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Remarkable, intensely creepy
4 June 2002 | by rsaintjSee all my reviews

I don't want to give away anything about this wonderful, haunting film. If you liked "The Sixth Sense", "The Others" or "Ring", this will show you how those films pale in comparison. I felt my skin crawl so many times, and the movie has been haunting my thoughts for days now. I sincerely hope that a wider audience has a chance to experience this dark, beautiful film.


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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

9 November 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,250, 13 November 2005

Gross USA:

$51,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$318,451
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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