回路 (Pulse) 2001 MA15+

8.00PM Wed 20 Oct 2021 (1hr 59mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

Pulse will screen from an imported 35mm print.

A terrifying jolt of techno-paranoia from J-horror auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa. When plant shop employee Taguchi suddenly commits suicide, his friends and colleagues become haunted by ghostly images transmitted through the internet. Soon more people across Tokyo seem to be disappearing without a trace, as even greater numbers of malevolent cyber apparitions begin to spread. A haunting treatise on loneliness and the existential quandaries posed by the then-growing power of the internet, Kurosawa's film is a prescient and at times shocking slice of twenty-first century horror.

MA15+ | Strong themes

CREDITS

35MM, COLOUR, DOLBY, 119 MINUTES, JAPAN, JAPANESE (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: KIYOSHI KUROSAWA / CINEMATOGRAPHER: JUN'ICHIRÔ HAYASHI / EDITOR: JUN'ICHI KIKUCHI / PROD CO: DAIEI EIGA, HAKUHODO, IMAGICA, NIPPON TELEVISION NETWORK / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: KADOKAWA / SCREENING FORMAT: 35MM