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Elevator Trap (2009)

Akumu no erebêtâ (original title)
(Japanese with English subtitles) Three seemingly unacquainted men and a woman find themselves trapped in an elevator. As the hours pass and anxiety rises, they recount darkly funny tales ... See full summary »

Director:

Keisuke Horibe

Writers:

Hanta Kinoshita (based on the novel by), Ken'ichi Suzuki (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seiyô Uchino Seiyô Uchino ... Saburo (as Masaaki Uchino)
Aimi Satsukawa ... Kaoru
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôtarô Ashida Shôtarô Ashida
Sei Ashina ... Yoko
Moto Fuyuki Moto Fuyuki
Kotoha Hiroyama Kotoha Hiroyama
Manami Honjô Manami Honjô ... Manami
Chad Horii Chad Horii
Shinpei Ichikawa Shinpei Ichikawa
Hachirô Ika Hachirô Ika
Shin Ikeda Shin Ikeda
Tetsuhiro Ikeda Tetsuhiro Ikeda
Ryosei Konishi Ryosei Konishi
Makoto Miyashita Makoto Miyashita
Kôichi Ohori
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(Japanese with English subtitles) Three seemingly unacquainted men and a woman find themselves trapped in an elevator. As the hours pass and anxiety rises, they recount darkly funny tales of how they came to be stuck there in the first place. They finally realize the elevator is in fact a trap, but hatched by which of the parties and for what motive? Written by Anonymous

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Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Elevator Trap See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Production Co:

Dub, Nikkatsu, Smoke See more »
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Color
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Quirky, low-budget black comedy
24 December 2012 | by MidwestMikeSee all my reviews

"Elevator Trap" is a goofy, enjoyable movie that reminded me of "Pulp Fiction". Some oddball characters are thrown together in a preposterous, non-linear narrative that mostly plays for laughs even though it has its share of gore, suspense and plot twists. Yes, most of the movie takes place inside an elevator, but don't let that scare you away.

I admit, the baseball framing device confused me (maybe you have to be Japanese to understand). And some of the elevator conversation is tedious, mainly because you don't know its significance til the end of the movie. It's still worth a look if you don't mind subtitles.

And stick around to the end of the credits for one last scene, even though it really isn't necessary if you've been paying attention to the story.


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