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Scarecrow (2001)

Kakashi (original title)
The search for her vanished brother Tsuyoshi leads Kaoru to the lonesome village Kozukata in the Japanese back-land. The locals react repelling to her, which the exception of the Chinese ... See full summary »

Director:

Norio Tsuruta

Writers:

Junji Ito (comic), Ryuta Mitaku | 3 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Maho Nonami Maho Nonami ... Kaoru Yoshikawa
Ko Shibasaki ... Izumi Miyamori (as Kô Shibasaki)
Grace Yip ... Sari Chen (as Gurêsu Ippu)
Yoshiki Arizono Yoshiki Arizono ... Shûsaku Noji
Mizuho Igarashi Mizuho Igarashi ... Ayumi Noji
Yoji Tanaka Yoji Tanaka ... Junsa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kenzô Kawarasaki Kenzô Kawarasaki ... Kôzô Miyamori
Yukimi Koyanagi Yukimi Koyanagi ... Kanri-nin
Lily Lily ... Yukie Miyamori
Shunsuke Matsuoka Shunsuke Matsuoka ... Tsuyoshi Yoshikawa
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Mura-bito
Tomoko Ogawa Tomoko Ogawa ... Villager
Bob Suzuki Bob Suzuki ... Shûri-kô
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The search for her vanished brother Tsuyoshi leads Kaoru to the lonesome village Kozukata in the Japanese back-land. The locals react repelling to her, which the exception of the Chinese girl Sally. As her car breaks down Kaoru is trapped in the village; will she have to repay for something she has done in the past? Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Kakashi is considered as a Horror Movie, but it isn't at all.
6 June 2004 | by hessa345See all my reviews

Kakashi is considered as a Horror Movie, but it isn't at all. The story takes place in Kozukata village where the heroine brother was last seen. In this village loads of unexplained things happens..(eg. Why Kakashi is kinda worshiped by the village citizens?). Our heroine Kaoru has to face mysterious things, strange people that think about one special day .. The Kakashi Festival ..

The director tried to produce a Horror climate , but it wasn't enough and can't be noticed as well. The music was one of highlights of the film, really scary sometimes and dramatic on other points ( Thumps Up). By the way, Shinichro Ogata is the one who composed the music.

Another highlight of the movie is the stars act.. all of them acted very good and nicely. Maho Nonami who played Kaoru, the one who is searching for her missing brother.. is a good actress, but she needs more efforts to express her feelings .. The scary part is the role of Izume done by the well known actress Kou Sibasaki, she acted really good that you would feel that she is a Devil ( Thumps Up ), Grace Ip the well known HK star was good in the movie , although she was over reacting in some scenes. Shunsuke Matsuoka who played the missing brother was OK , the role was not that hard, he tried to put some efforts but the problem is that the his role is so limited and even the script writer didn't include any information as why did he went to the village and stayed for a week ?? Maybe , more explanation , would help Shunsuke to understand his role..

Overall, the movie is an average Dramatic Movie not a Horror , I advice you to rent it as in the end, loads of unexplained things would make a disappointment conclusion as 1 Hour and half should be enough to explain the concept of the story , but the movie failed to do that..

Rating: **/*****

" In Kazukata village .. Humans co-exist with Death "


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Release Date:

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