Marebito / Jaapan 2004 / 92 min
Friday, 17 March, 21:00
Dir: Takeshi Shimizu, Scr: Chiaki Konaka, DoP: Tsukasa Tanabe, Music: Toshiyki Takine, Cast: Shinya Tsukamoto, Tomomi Miyashita, Kazuhiro Nakahara, Prod: Euro Space Inc., Distr: Celluloid Dreams, Format: 35 mm
Masuoka is a cameraman possessed by the craving to understand fear--what it is and where it ultimately leads.
He wanders the Tokyo streets, a voyeur, hungrily looking for clues. Obsessing over the haunted expressions of the faces he has captured in his daily filming, in particular a man who committed a grisly suicide on the metro.
He returns to the scene to better comprehend the dead manís reasoning. Following his final gaze leads Masuoka to a door, an entry into a bizarre, cavernous underworld. Here among the ghosts and the subterranean robots called Deroís he finds a beautiful young girl chained to a rock. Saving her from her imprisonment he takes her home.
But watching her from his web-cam at work each day he begins to suspect there is something truly inhuman about this girl with sharp teeth and who walks on all fours. When he begins to uncover her horrifying secrets Masuoka realises that he has found the key to gaining the terrible knowledge he so craves...
In Japanese, with English and Estonian subtitles