SEANCE (kourei) (2000 JAPAN) D/W: KIYOSHI KUROSAWA W: TETSUYA ONISHI P: TAKEHIKO TANAKA/YASUYUKI UEMURA
Middle-aged medium Jun Fukubi is so desperate for media attention, that when her husband (Kurosawa regular Koji Yakusho) inadvertently brings home a kidnapped little girl that she`s helping the police search for, she doesn`t report it and uses it to her advantage. Made for Japanese tv by the Director of CURE and others, it`s a low-key but effective adaptation of a Mark McShane novel previously turned into the 1964 picture SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON (which was quite different). One interesting scene pre-empts Kurosawa`s DOPPELGANGER. With Ittoku Kishibe as a suspicious cop, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi from SMAP, Sho Aikawa as a buddhist priest/exorcist (!) and Haruhiko Kato.

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