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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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Hiroshi Mikami ... Hideki Satomi
Noriko Sakai ... Ayaka Satomi
Maki Horikita ... Sayuri Wakakubo
Mayumi Ono ... Misato Miyamoto
Hana Inoue ... Nana Satomi
Masao Mukai ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Reiko Hiroshige ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Takahiro Takano ... Nyûsu no Koe (voice)
Rui Tsurumizu ... Josei Ripôtâ
Gaku Adachi ... Dansei Kisha
Tarô Suwa ... Kôchô no Koe (voice)
Daisuke Ban ... Kyôtô
Shûichirô Idemitsu ... Shinbun Haitatsuin
Kazuhiro Yamaji ... Mitamura Ishi
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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Okay Japanese horror film.
21 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

While driving through the countryside with his wife and daughter,Hideki Satomi stops at the phone booth to send an email.There he discovers a scrap of newsprint with his daughter's picture on it,and an article describing her death in a traffic accident.With a sense of horrible premonition and foreboding,he witnesses the terrifying automobile accident that had been accurately described in the article.The grieving father becomes obsessed with uncovering the mystery of the newspaper."Yogen" is the second installment in Taka Ischige sponsored "J-Horror Theater" series.The film is not as effectively creepy as "Kansen",but the acting is great and the beginning is truly powerful.The climax is pretty satisfying,unfortunately the middle section of the film leads to nowhere.Still if you like sophisticated horror films that deal with fate and its consequences give "Yogen" a look.7 out of 10.


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