VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

RINGU

V' 01

RINGU

Ring

Hideo Nakata
Japan, 1998
95min, OmeU

RINGU

Hideo Nakata
Japan, 1998
, 95min, OmeU

Actors: 
Nanako Matsushima
Reiko Asakawa
Hiroyuki Sanada
Ryuji Takayama
Miki Nakatani
Mai Takano
Yuko Takeuchi
Tomoko Oishi
Hitomi Sato
Masami Kurahashi
Yoichi Numata
Takashi Yamamura
Yutaka Matsushige
Yoshino
Katsumi Muramatsu
Koichi Asakawa
Rikiya Otaka
Yoichi Asakawa
Masako
Shizuko Yamamura

Production: 
Omega Project c/o Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. 2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-8177, Japan T 3 3238 8611 F 3 3238 8612
World Sales: 
Kadokawa Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd. 2-13-3 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-8177, Japan T 3 3238 8611 F 3 3238 8612
Distribution in Austria: 
35 mm/1:1,85/Farbe

A myth is circulating among high-school kids that if you watch a certain video late at night, a strange woman will appear, point her finger at you, and then the phone will ring, signalling your death exactly one week later. TV reporter Reiko has been investigating the phenomenon and becomes personally involved when she hears her niece watched the tape with some friends, all of whom died on the same day. Reiko tracks down the video, and watches it. And then the phone rings. With a spooky calmness that's part and parcel of the careful, restrained direction, captions mark the passage of days as the mystery unravels and Reiko's date with death draws nearer. And just when the film seems over, an extra reel brings more surprises. (Derek Elley)