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Vital

Vital

Genre: Horror
Country: Japan
Year: 2004.
Duration: 86 min

Director: Shinya Tsukamot
Scenario: Shinya Tsukamot

Cast: Tadanobu Asano, Nami Tsukamoto, Kiki, Kazuyoshi Kushida, Lily

Programme selection: The Best of Horror

Synopsis:
After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a book about dissection, he decides to join the medical school with the support of his parents. In the dissection class, his group participates of the autopsy of a young woman, and while cutting apart the tissue, he partially recalls his accident. Later, when he sees a tattoo in the arm of the corpse, he discloses that she was his girlfriend and becomes obsessed to go further in the examination of the body.

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Nominations:
Best Film, 2005 Mar del Plata Film Festival

Awards:
Silver Raven, 2005 Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film
Orient Express Section Special Jury Award, 2005 Fantasporto
New Visions Award, 2004 Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor (Ittoku Kishibe), 2006 Yokohama Film Festival