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Haze (2005)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery | 1 October 2005 (USA)
A man wakes up to find himself locked in a cramped concrete maze of corridors, in which he can barely move. He doesn't remember why he is there or how he got there. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death.

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Shin'ya Tsukamoto
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Shin'ya Tsukamoto
Takahiro Murase Takahiro Murase
Takahiro Kandaka Takahiro Kandaka
Masato Tsujioka Masato Tsujioka
Mao Saito Mao Saito ... (as Mao Saitô)
Kaori Fujii Kaori Fujii
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A man wakes up to find himself locked in a very tiny, cramped concrete corridor, in which he can barely move. He doesn't remember why he is there or how he got there. He has a terrible stomach injury and is slowly bleeding to death. He begins to edge his way along the narrow maze-like corridors, only to see other people undergoing their own horrible tests though holes in the walls. Unable to find a way out, he finally gives up on the struggle and gives in. Barely clinging to his sanity he creeps forward with the last ounces of his strength and meets a woman in a place full of floating corpses. The man and the woman both try to recall where they came from, but their memories are so uncertain that they are not even sure they want to return. The man insists on giving up but the woman maintains that it was not her fault and refuses to give up. Reluctantly he agrees to help her, as she attempts to swim past the corpses. Neither of them can imagine the incredible end to the journey.

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You will experience the palpable feeling of terror and all encompassing sense of claustrophobia as you watch this intense exercise in basic fear and dread...

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Horror | Mystery

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In his interview at Locarno Festival, the director said he found the initial idea watching Charles Bronson's claustrophobic tunnel scene in The Great Escape. See more »

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Haze>Buried (Ryan Reynolds)
20 September 2014 | by MattBirkSee all my reviews

Unfortunately this is a difficult movie to talk about without spoiling any of the details. But just know while watching the movie, it really makes you feel uncomfortable with its great display of isolation and claustrophobia.

'Haze' is also one of those movies that makes you think before, during, and after you see the movie. This is the type of movie where a lot of interpretation is left up to the viewer, and in this case, that's a good thing. I couldn't have been anymore engrossed by what was happening on screen during the movie.

90% of the movie the main character is in some super uncomfortable position and you can totally feel it, he's completely helpless, barely able to move. But where is he going? Who put him there? Will he get out? All of these questions lead the a brilliant finale. Haze is a just as much a psychological thriller as it is physical horror. It is an interesting take on an age old question (I'll keep that question hidden as to not spoil anything), and one of the more intriguing interpretations in my eyes.

Full Review at: http://www.simplefilmreviews.com/2014/05/haze-2005.html


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Japanese

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1 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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