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Siren (2006)

Sairen (original title)
A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing.

Director:

Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writer:

Naoya Takayama
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yui Ichikawa Yui Ichikawa ... Yuki Amamoto
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Shinichi Amamoto
Naoki Tanaka Naoki Tanaka ... Yutaka Minamida
Hiroshi Abe ... Kei Tsuchida
Naomi Nishida Naomi Nishida ... Satomi
Suzuki Matsuo Suzuki Matsuo ... Azuma
Kyûsaku Shimada ... Policeman
Seiko Iwaidô Seiko Iwaidô ... Girl in Red (as Mai Takahashi)
Jun Nishiyama Jun Nishiyama ... Hideo Amamoto
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Courtney Webb Courtney Webb
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Storyline

A writer moves to a remote island with his daughter and young son. After settling into their new home, a neighbor arrives to welcome them and give them a breakdown of the local rules; most important: do not go outside when the island's siren starts wailing.

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It all Began with a Mysterious Warning...

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 February 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Siren See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Movie follows the story of the second game, and the release of the game will coincide directly with the release of the movie. See more »

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Spun-off from Siren 2 (2006) See more »

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It's Actually Rather Smart
5 April 2008 | by Rebecca (racker-5)See all my reviews

I feel like this movie has gotten some bad reviews, but I honestly think it's a great piece of work. The slow build of suspense works well in this movie, the characters are great (acting too), and the storyline is original. And the ending? Let's just say--I didn't see that coming.

I was tempted to be let down by the ending--but what I loved about the ending is that it still evoked questions inside of me. I had to go back and connect the dots throughout the movie to get a new understanding of it. After the ending, you see the movie from an entirely different perspective--which makes it quite powerful. Also, what do you make of the ending? While some people will view the ending and say "No--the end definitely means this"--I think that the ending can be interpreted many different ways.

The question is--what do you believe?

When the siren sounds...don't go outside.


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