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The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)

The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)
  • 2013
  • Japan
  • 106 min
  • Directed by: Hideo Nakata
  • Cast: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura
  • Language: Japanese

Hideo Nakata (Ring, Dark Water) returns with this horror about a young student who moves to a new housing complex and gets caught up in the mysterious lives and deaths of her neighbours.

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The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)

A master of Japanese horror returns.

Hideo Nakata (The Ring, Dark Water) is back with a new experiment in nerve-shattering terror. Young student Asuka has just moved with her family into a new housing complex. Strange sounds indicate that all is not well there. Soon Asuka becomes involved with the fates of two neighbours: an elderly hermit and a young boy who constantly plays alone… A subtle exercise in mounting suspense that leads to a ferocious climax.

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The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)

20 Jun 20132 stars

Mundane ghost story from Hideo Nakata, director of Ringu and Dark Water

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