Kairo (2001) Online
After one of their friends commits suicide, strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another's computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister going on?
|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Haruhiko Katô||-||Ryosuke Kawashima|
|Kumiko Asô||-||Michi Kudo|
|Kurume Arisaka||-||Junko Sasano|
|Masatoshi Matsuo||-||Toshio Yabe|
|Jun Fubuki||-||Michi's mother|
|Kôji Yakusho||-||Ship Captain|
|Takumi Tanji||-||Man with Bag|
|Hassei Takano||-||Student A|
|Atsushi Yuki||-||Student B|
|Go Takashima||-||Student C|
The shot of a woman leaping off the side of a building is a relatively simple combination of careful editing, computer graphics, and stunt work. As director Kiyoshi Kurosawa explains it, a stunt-woman was filmed bungee jumping off the rooftop, followed by a dummy dressed in the same clothes; the two shots were edited together and the bungee cord digitally erased.
A large number of scenes were shot from windows.
Kiyoshi Kurosawa wrote the novelization for the film.
The Japanese title written in Kanji means "circuit".
As Kawashima starts going over footage of people in the computer screen, he comes a cross a bearded man who looks up and stares directly at him. That man is Kurosawa Kiyoshi, and writer and director of the movie.
Whenever a character comes into contact with the "ghosts", they are shown wearing red clothing in the scenes before their death