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RESURRECTION

Directed by SHIOTA Akihiko

Release
Original Title:
黄泉がえり
© 2003 TOHO / SHOGAKUKAN / TOKYO FM / NIPPAN © 2003 TOHO / SHOGAKUKAN / TOKYO FM / NIPPAN

Story

In Aso, on Japans’ Kyushu Island, something bizarre occurs: The dead come back to life, thousands of them…husbands, lovers, brothers, friends. They suddenly appear before those who still love them, not as ghosts or spirits but the way they looked when animated, as if nothing had happened. Some families are glad to see them. Others are perplexed and confused. Still others are terrified. How could they return from the beyond, and why?

Heita Kawada (played by Tsuyoshi Kusanagi), a young man who works at the Ministry of Welfare and Labor, starts his own investigation about the strange phenomenon as taking place in his hometown. There he is reunited with Aoi Tachibana, whose deceased fiance Shunsuke was his friend. She still loves Shunsuke and wishes he would come back to her.

One day Heita discovers that a rule exists governing a spirit’s return among the physically living. While secretly in love with Aoi, Heita decides to delight her by bringing her fiance back to life. Unfortunately, the visit can be brief at best, as the resurrected can stay that way for only three weeks.

The time limit is nearing. Heita tries his best to help Shunsuke revive. Can he work the miracle? But something to stagger the imagination lurks for him and Aoi…

Cast

KUSANAGI Tsuyoshi

Kawada Heita

TAKEUCHI Yuko

Tachibana Aoi

Data

Director
SHIOTA Akihiko
Original Story
KAJIO Shinji
Producer
KODAMA Morihiro
HIRANO Takashi
SATO Takahiro
KUBOTA Osamu
Planning
HAMANA Kazuya
JINNO Satoshi
Screenplay
INUDO Isshin
Music
SENJU Akira
Cinematography
KIKUMURA Tokusho
Japan Release Date
2003.01.18
Running time
126min