Monday, August 24, 2009

Chaos (1999) aka Kaosu

3.5 / 5
Tagline: N/A
Directed by: Hideo Nakata
Written by: Hisashi Saito
Actors include: Jun Kunimura, Ken Mitsuishi, Masato Hagiwara
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Length: 90 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: Japan

This was actually rather spooky and atmospheric in many ways, the only real downfall is the slowness. This one is about a couple, a rich man and his wife. She goes outside and is offered some money if she does something to help out a handyman. She doesn't return and the Husband is left with the task of finding her, but things get more complicated when he is contacted by a kidnapper. It's one of those twisty turny stories that is a bit confusing but if you pay attention it makes sense. Definitely different from what one would expect from Hideo Nakata especially since I'd only seen Ringu previously. This is more like a complicated drama/thriller than a horror film, but it's still a pretty neat story.

Availability:  On DVD

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