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Yogen (2004)

While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Mikami ... Hideki Satomi
Noriko Sakai Noriko Sakai ... Ayaka Satomi
Maki Horikita Maki Horikita ... Sayuri Wakakubo
Mayumi Ono Mayumi Ono ... Misato Miyamoto
Hana Inoue Hana Inoue ... Nana Satomi
Masao Mukai Masao Mukai ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Reiko Hiroshige Reiko Hiroshige ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Takahiro Takano Takahiro Takano ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Rui Tsurumizu Rui Tsurumizu ... Josei Ripôtâ
Gaku Adachi Gaku Adachi ... Dansei Kisha
Tarô Suwa ... Kôchô no Koe (voice)
Daisuke Ban Daisuke Ban ... Kyôtô
Shûichirô Idemitsu Shûichirô Idemitsu ... Shinbun Haitatsuin
Kazuhiro Yamaji Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Mitamura Ishi
Yûto Mizoguchi Yûto Mizoguchi ... Shônen
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While stopped at a roadside phone booth for transmitting his work through the Internet to the university, Professor Hideki Satomi finds a scrap of newspaper with the picture of his five-year-old daughter Nana in the obituary section. He sees his wife Ayaka Satomi trying to release their daughter from the seat belt, when a truck without steering hits his car killing Nana. Three years later, Hideki is divorced from Ayaka, who is researching paranormal persons who claim to have read an evil newspaper anticipating the future still trying to believe on Hideki, and she finds that there are people cursed to foresee the future, but without power to save the victims. When Hideki changes the future by saving Ayaka, he becomes trapped in hell and has to make a choice regarding his own destiny. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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If you see it... you will die!

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Rated R for some disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

2 October 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Dimosievma thanatou See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Utakata
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Another decent, if still not excellent, J-horror flick.
7 July 2005 | by Ky-DSee all my reviews

Following closely on the heels of 'Kansen' (aka 'Infection'), 'Yogen' in the next J-horror flick in the planned series. Arguably better than it's predecessor, it still fails to achieve greatness.

While on a family vacation, a man finds a newspaper clipping detailing the death of his daughter moments before she dies. After the incident, the man and his estranged wife try to understand how this phenomenon occurred and possibly how to use it to change the future.

The opening scene makes a promise that much of the film doesn't live up to. It's a tightly filmed piece of suspense that yields a great pay off, yet sadly the scenes that follow dwindle into monotony and tedium as the audience must wait for the characters to figure out what has already been clearly stated. I hate to say it, but I had a hard time sitting through much of the film. Not until nearer the end do things pick-up again, when the father begins a twisted time traveling scenario that borders on sheer lunacy and is so deliciously entertaining.

Technically the film is competent. Camera work, color, and the like are good. The actors are also quiet capable even if the writing is dull. All in all no better or worse than most Japanese horror flicks.

A quality opening and a bizarrely satisfying conclusion bookend an otherwise ordinary tale of loss and the supernatural.

6/10


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