Thursday, May 10, 2012

Shokuzai (2012)


the story started 15 years ago, Emiri was transferred to an elementary school in a small town. she became friends with Sae, Maki, Akiko and Yuka. one day, when they were playing volleyball, a man came and asked for Emiri. she was led into a gym. but when the girls went looking for her, Emiri was found dead. they cannot remember the man's face, thus the case remained unsolved. Emiri's mother, Asako demanded that as long as the man wasn't caught, the girls had to make atonement. they lived difficult lives due to this event, even during adulthood.

the drama had a dark themed to it, where the girls were trapped in their past, haunted by not the ghost but the constant reminder from Asako that they were guilty for Emiri's death. the atmosphere kept the scenes chilling, the emotions extremely edgy and heavy. despite some slow dialogues, it managed to live up to its expectation. i found the drama extremely entertaining, not in a frightening way, but solely interesting and absolutely engaging.

some background on the drama:
- episodes: 5
- director: Kurosawa Kiyoshi (黒沢清)
- released: 2012
- cast: Koizumi Kyoko (小泉今日子), Aoi Yu (蒼井優), Koike Eiko (小池栄子), Ando Sakura (安藤咲良), Ikewaki Chizuru (池脇千鶴), Moriyama Mirai (森山未來), Kase Ryo (加瀬亮)
- language: Japanese
- genre: Suspense/Mystery


1 comment :

  1. Sounds like a great drama, thanks for sharing!