Kadokawa to Premiere Horror Film BILOCATION at TIFF
You’ll be eliminated by another “you”.
Kadokawa celebrates their Horror Bunko imprint with the 20th anniversary film, BILOCATION (バイロケーション, Bairokeeshon, 2013), premiering October 21st at the Tokyo International Film Festival. The movie will be released in Japanese cinemas on January 18, 2014.
BILOCATION is based on Hojo Haruka’s debut novel of the same name (published October 23, 2010 by Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co.) and promises “an imaginative psychological thriller unlike anything you’ve ever seen”. The story deals with a supernatural phenomenon that has been reported worldwide… an individual appears in two different places at the same time.
What if this alter ego exceeds your own experience and ability? And what if he/she tries to prevent you from standing in their way? Can you accept it, or will you kill the other “you”? BILOCATION depicts the nightmare of an alter ego that endangers not only your identity but also your very existence.
Shinobu Tamura (Asami Mizukawa), a divorced painter, is accused of using counterfeit bills at a supermarket. Arrested, she is shown security camera footage of a woman who looks exactly like her committing the crime. But Shinobu was home at the time and has no memory of the event.
Struggling to learn the truth behind the crime, Shinobu discovers the existence of bilocation. There is another “being” who looks just like her…
Further investigation leads her to a “Bilocation Club” dedicated to protecting people from their doppelgangers.
Director Mari Asato
Mari Asato studied under director Kiyoshi Kurosawa (CURE) and writer Hiroshi Takahashi (THE RING) at a film school. Made her feature directorial debut with GIRLS FOR INDEPENDENCE in 2004. She is regarded as one of the few successful Japanese female directors, appreciated in directing action and horror films such as THE CHASING WORLD SERIES series (episodes 3, 4 and 5) and JU-ON: BLACK GHOST.
World Premiere: October 21, 2013 (Tokyo International Film Festival)
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: January 18, 2014
Running Time: 119 Minutes
Director/Screenplay: Mari Asato
Executive Producer: Shinichiro Inoue
Original Novel: Bilocation by Haruka Hojo (Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd)
Producer: Tsuyoshi Kobayashi
Cinematographer: Yuta Tsukinaga
Lighting: Masahiro Kimura
Sound Director: Fumihiko Yanagiya
Shinobu Takamura: Asami Mizukawa
Takumi Mitarai: Kento Senga
Yoshie Kaga: Sho Takada
Film Production: BILOCATION FILM COMMITTEE
Distributor: Kadokawa Shoten Co., Ltd.
International Sales: Kadokawa Pictures
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