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'Chô' kowai hanashi A: yami no karasu (2004)

Employees at a convenience store must get to the bottom of supernatural goings-on occurring within their workplace.

Director:

Yoshihiro Hoshino

Writers:

Yumeaki Hirayama (short story), Yoshihiro Hoshino (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyôko Akiba Kyôko Akiba ... Ryôko Kagami
Yumeaki Hirayama Yumeaki Hirayama ... DFJ News anchorman
Takaaki Iwao Takaaki Iwao ... Komori, the night-shift clerk
Etsuyo Mitani Etsuyo Mitani ... Store owner's wife
Hiroko Satô Hiroko Satô ... Nao Shingaki
Osamu Takahashi Osamu Takahashi ... Store owner
Susumu Terajima ... Akira Tejima
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Nao works part time at a convenience store, unaware of the malice of the ghosts and spirits surrounding her... She and a co-worker called Ryoko watch the world going mad around them, the birds going crazy, people getting enraged and going mad... and realise they have to do something. Written by sodoto

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convenience store | spirit | bird | See All (3) »

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Horror

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cursed See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Production Co:

Take Shobo Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A good watch
30 April 2005 | by filmwatchermanSee all my reviews

An entertaining Japanese horror film with some creative ideas which don't so much add to the narrative as simply create an eerie surreal atmosphere around the convenience shop as well as an element of humour at times. The film is also beautifully centralised around a small shop setting.

I would recommend someone watch this film and not be phased by the story structure being very reminiscent of any other Asian horror films or the cheap appearance of the visuals. This film also makes good use of its budget and while looking cheap is far from trashy. It lacks the seamlessness of Hollywood in its editing and camera use but this really doesn't limit the enjoyability of the film, it if anything adds to it.


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