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7.3
/10
1,166 Ratings

Pulse

Kaïro

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Japan, 2001
Horror

Synopsis

Japanese university students investigate a series of suicides linked to an Internet Web cam that promises visitors the chance to interact with the dead.

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Pulse Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Critics reviews

With its gorgeously composed frames populated by subtly lurking ghosts and terrifying use of slow-motion and inky shadow, the filmmaking is no less effective today, even if the concept is laughably antiquated (we’re all so disconnected). In fact, since the film didn’t receive domestic distribution until 2005, for most Americans Pulse was dated upon arrival. Yet mere months after 9-11, it carried an undeniable charge, especially in its desolate climax.
July 23, 2012
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