Dark Water

Dark Water, Honogurai mizu no soko kara
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller.
Date: 2002
Parts: 2
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English

Synopsis: Following up on his horror smash hits Ringu and Ringu 2, Hideo Nakata directs this supernatural psychological drama about a middle aged woman struggling to cling on to her sanity. Yoshimi Matsubara (Hitomi Kuroki) is in the midst of a nasty divorce with her thuggish, abusive husband over the custody of their five year old daughter Ikuko (Rio Kanno). In Japan’s family court system, which is heavily weighted towards the mother, Yoshimi’s case would normally be a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Yoshimi has a history of mental imbalance as a result of her miserable, emotionally starved childhood. The transition from housewife to independent working woman has been stressful. She has moved into a fleabag of an apartment — complete with a constantly leaking roof — and has had little luck finding employment. Worse, Ikuko and then Yoshimi start seeing a creepy little girl dressed in yellow suddenly appearing in apartment. With a growing sense of dread, Yoshimi starts having outbursts not only in family court, but also at her daughter’s kindergarten. When she slumps into a coma after the end of one such fit, she realizes what the girl in yellow is trying to communicate. Hitomi Kuroki … Yoshimi Matsubara Rio Kanno … Ikuko Matsubara (6 years old) Mirei Oguchi … Mitsuko Kawai Asami Mizukawa … Ikuko Hamada (16 years old) Fumiyo Kohinata … Kunio Hamada Yu Tokui … Ohta (real-estate agent) Isao Yatsu … Kamiya (apartment manager) Shigemitsu Ogi … Kishida (Yoshimi’s lawyer) Maiko Asano … Young Yoshimi’s Teacher Yukiko Ikari … Young Yoshimi Shinji Nomura … Mediator Kiriko Shimizu … Mediator Teruko Hanahara … Old Lady (twin, elder) Youko Yasuda … Old Lady (twin, younger) Kono Tarou Suwa … Old Lady (twin, younger)

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