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Year:
Duration:
115 min | USA:113 min (R-rated version)
Genres:
Drama | Horror | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.3
Director:
Takashi Miike
Awards:
4 wins & 2 nominations
Details
Country: Japan
Release Date: 2000-03-03
Earnings
Gross: $213,139 (France) (25 June 2003)
Cast
Actor
Character
Ryo Ishibashi
Shigeharu Aoyama
Eihi Shiina
Asami Yamazaki
Tetsu Sawaki
Shigehiko Aoyama
Jun Kunimura
Yasuhisa Yoshikawa
Renji Ishibashi
Old man in wheelchair
Toshie Negishi
Rie
Ren Ôsugi
Shimada
Shigeru Saiki
Toastmaster
Ken Mitsuishi
Director
Yuriko Hiro'oka
Michiyo Yanagida
Fumiyo Kohinata
TV station presenter
Misato Nakamura
Misuzu Takagi
Yuuto Arima
Shigehiko as a child
Ayaka Izumi
Asami as a child
Nattsu Tanabashi
Hotel front desk
Kimiko Tachibana
FM announcer
Tatsuo Endô
Doctor
Koshio Jindôji
Nurse
Kanji Tsuda
Bartender
Party
Gangster
Takako Katô
Saori Tachibana
Yayoi Ôtsu
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Trivia
In the original story that the movie is based on, both of Aoyama's feet were dismembered during the torture scene. However, in the script there was no dismemberment at all. In the final film Takashi Miike decided only one foot should be removed even though it wasn't in the script. He considered his choice to be "splitting the difference".
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Heavy metal musician and horror movie director/actor Rob Zombie admitted he found this movie to be the most creepy and unsettling of any horror movie he's ever watched.
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The dog bowl of vomit fed to Asami's (Eihi Shiina) prisoner is in fact the actual vomit of actress Eihi. Takashi Miike claims that Eihi is a method actress and insisted on doing this.
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Goofs
The man in the bag had his tongue removed, but when he eats his meal from the bowl, his tongue is clearly visible.
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During their weekend getaway, Asami clearly removes all of her clothing then lies in bed and covers with a sheet. She then raises the sheet to expose the wounds on her thigh. The white panties can clearly be seen despite the fact that she just removed them.
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Quotes
Asami Yamazaki: Words create lies. Pain can be trusted.
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Yasuhisa Yoshikawa: Happy people cannot act !
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Asami Yamazaki: Only pain and suffering will make you realize who you are.
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Faq
Q
What are the differences between the theatrical version and the unrated version?
A
Takashi Miike's masterpiece was released uncut in almost every country around the world. Only in the US there had to be an r-rated version for the VHS release that was missing out more than one minute of material. But the uncut version was later also released there on DVD, labeled as "Unrated Director's Cut". A detailed comparison between both versions can be found here.
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Photos from cast
Miyuki Matsuda