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One Missed Call 2 (2005)

Chakushin ari 2 (original title)
A Japanese restaurant cook/owner dies after answering his daughter's cellphone. Other people are getting strange, same ringtone calls as well and dying painfully. It happened in Taiwan as well. Can the police stop it if it's a ghost?

Director:

Renpei Tsukamoto

Writers:

Yasushi Akimoto (novel), Minako Daira (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rie Mimura Rie Mimura ... Kyoko Okudera (as Mimura)
Hisashi Yoshizawa Hisashi Yoshizawa ... Naoto Sakurai (as Yû Yoshizawa)
Renji Ishibashi
Haruko Wanibuchi Haruko Wanibuchi
Peter Ho ... Yu-Ting Chen
Asaka Seto ... Takako Nozoe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chisun Chisun ... Madoka Uchiyama
Nana Koizumi Nana Koizumi
Yûjirô Komura Yûjirô Komura
Shadow Liu Shadow Liu ... Mei-Feng Wang
Hakobu Okubo Hakobu Okubo
Karen Ôshima Karen Ôshima ... Mimiko Mizunuma
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In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers his daughter's mobile phone, he receives a message telling him that he would die in an accident in the kitchen. This immediately comes true. Later, Naoto is visited by the snoopy journalist Takako Nozoe, who is researching the death call, and she plays the deadly ring tone for him. He recalls that not only Mr. Wang, but also Madoka have received similar calls. Meanwhile Kyoko is talking to Madoka and she sees a ghost in her phone. She rushes to Madoka's apartment and finds her dead in the bathtub, with Naoto and Takako arriving immediately after. Their investigation shows that Mimiko's grandfather Wei Zhang is in Taiwan and Takako asks her former husband Yuting to search him. Meanwhile, Kyoko receives a phone call and the autopsies of Mr. Wang and Madoka indicate... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Asobo. (Let's play.)

Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content | See all certifications »

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Connections

Followed by One Missed Call 3: Final (2006) See more »

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A Reasonable Sequel
23 August 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Japan, the daycare teacher Kyoko Okudera (Mimura) is convinced by her colleague and friend Madoka to visit her boyfriend Naoto Sakurai (Yû Yoshizawa) in the restaurant where he works instead of studying as planned. When the owner Mr. Wang answers the cellular call of his daughter, he receives a message telling that he would die in an accident in the kitchen that immediately comes true. Later, Naoto is visited by the snoopy journalist Takako Nozoe (Asaka Seto), who is researching the death call, and she plays the deadly ring tone for him. He recalls that not only Mr. Wang, but also Madoka have received similar calls. Meanwhile Kyoko is talking to Madoka and she sees a ghost in her phone. She rushes to Madoka's apartment and finds her dead in the bathtub, with Naoto and Takako arriving immediately after. Their investigation shows that Mimiko's grandfather Wei Zhang is in Taiwan and Takako asks her former husband Yuting to search him. Meanwhile, Kyoko receives a phone call and the autopsies of Mr. Wang and Madoka indicate the presence of coal dust in their lungs and no candies in their mouths. Takako, Naoto and Kyoko travel to Taiwan expecting to solve the mystery and save Kyoko from her fate.

"Chakushin Ari 2" is scary like most of the Asian horror movies, and has a promising beginning supported by a good sequel of Takashi Miike's "Chakushin Ari". I saw both movies in sequence and I found many explanations about characters and situations of the first movie. However, like in the first story, the conclusion the movie is confused, not clear, needing interpretation of the pretentious plot point that contradicts the whole plot and character development; therefore, the screenplay writer Minako Daira or the director Renpei Tsukamoto or both failed since they were not able to transmit a clear conclusion of the story to the audience. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Uma Chamada Perdida 2" ("One Missed Call 2")


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,334,036
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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