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Gusha no bindume (2004)

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One elevator, one girl who can read minds and one floor where the elevator should have never stopped: the ideal ingredients for a classic piece of weird horror. In the claustrophobic space ... See full summary »

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Hiroki Yamaguchi

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Credited cast:
Luchino Fujisaki Luchino Fujisaki ... Luchino Fujisaki (as Rukino Fujisaki)
Yoshiichi Kawada Yoshiichi Kawada ... Icumavon Inagaki
Ryôsuke Koshiba Ryôsuke Koshiba ... Calsuchemof Mitarai
Kae Minami Kae Minami ... Alamocia Nakaji
Yuuka Nakabô Yuuka Nakabô ... Miyako Ololonga Tanaka
Ikuma Saisho Ikuma Saisho ... Viblio Sawatsukumori
Yuuna Sotohara Yuuna Sotohara ... Calvona Shimokitazawa
Toshiko Sunamura Toshiko Sunamura ... Fimarli Shimokitazawa
Yuuko Takarada Yuuko Takarada ... Ninalada Mochiduki
Masato Tsujioka Masato Tsujioka ... Nocosh Utsunomiya
Hisashi Ueno Hisashi Ueno ... Dolid Okita
Keisuke Urushizaki Keisuke Urushizaki ... Zitacock Obitani
Takahiko Watanabe Takahiko Watanabe ... Tolioros Takayama
Kôji Yokokawa Kôji Yokokawa ... Calpico Teranouchi
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One elevator, one girl who can read minds and one floor where the elevator should have never stopped: the ideal ingredients for a classic piece of weird horror. In the claustrophobic space of the elevator, a bunch of screwed up psychos who board halfway through produce absolute madness and mayhem on every square inch. Written by gunnsi90

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 February 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Gusher No Binds Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Kasukabe City, Saitama, Japan See more »

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Imagine CUBE with just one room...
13 March 2005 | by nizSee all my reviews

The low-budget origins and "arty" look initially had me worried this would be another Shinya Tsukamoto-esque Japanese film, high on style but low on content. Thankfully, HELLEVATOR is a very accessible, very watchable science fiction flick that is not trying to answer the meaning of life, just deliver 90 minutes of first class entertainment.

It resembles CUBE in that respect, making the absolute most of its location, and building the tension around the personalities of the characters accidentally thrust together in a high-stress situation. In fact, it could be seen as an ultra-minimalist riff on that film, confining the action to just one single room, but providing breathing room via the schoolgirl's telepathic "visions", and varying the tone via the comical parade of passengers getting on and off.

Great fun.


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