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2.3
6 Ratings

Hypnosis

Saimin

Directed by Masayuki Ochiai
Japan, 1999
Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

Three apparently unrelated suicides occur on the same day in Tokyo. One involves a young athlete, one a groom at his wedding reception, and the third an elderly man celebrating his wife’s birthday.

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Hypnosis Directed by Masayuki Ochiai

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  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film Hypnosis

    Sadly it doesn't take its spooky concept very seriously. The horror scenes-- like the opening triple suicide that is masterfully crosscut between the acts-- are certainly horrific on one hand, yet when these characters spout off 'green monkey' nonsense, then later believing that they're aliens, offsets the eerie grimness into comedy. The story is still interesting, despite the tone, and intention, being misbegotten.