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RESURRECTION

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…

Data

Original Story
Shinji Kajio
Director
Akihiko Shiota
Screenplay
Isshin Inudo
Producer
Morihiro Kodama
Takashi Hirano
Takahiro Sato
Osamu Kubota
Cast
Tsuyoshi Kusanagi
Yuko Takeuchi
Music
Akira Senju
Cinematography
Tokusho Kikumura
Planning
Kazuya Hamana
Satoshi Jinno
Release Date in Japan
2003.1.18
Runtime
126min.
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