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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
Did you know?
Trivia
The paralyzing drug Asami injects into Aoyama is fictional. Takashi Miike said they made it up because the film would have been difficult to finish without contriving such a drug.
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When the film was screened at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2000 it had a record number of walkouts. At the Swiss premiere someone passed out and needed emergency room attention.
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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
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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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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Quotes
Asami Yamazaki: [while pushing needles into the space under Shigeharu's eyelids] Deeper. Deeper.
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Asami Yamazaki: I thought you were a busy man, I don't know what you do very well. You may think I am desperate... I was longing for your call. I didn't think I would see you again. Sorry, I'm pretty excited. Living alone was a hassle, I have nobody to talk to. You are the first one... Who is really warmhearted and tries to accept me and tries to understand who I really am.
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Asami Yamazaki: This wire can cut flesh and bones easily.
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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
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