Isola: Tajuu Jinkaku Shôjo (2000, JAP) C-94m. ** D: Toshiyuki Mizutani. Starring Yoshino Kimura, Yû Kurosawa, Ken Ishiguro, Makiko Watanabe, Takashi Miike. Slightly disoriented woman with mind-reading abilities comes to Kobe to help take care of victims of the latest devastating earthquake. She meets a disturbed girl with multiple personalities and tries to find out about her past. One of the personalities inside her turns out to be quite dangerous. Plot is muddled and carries little weight, thus scary sequences don't work. One of the lesser Japanese horror films. Based on a novel by Yûsuke Kishi. English titles: ISOLA: MULTIPLE PERSONALITY GIRL and ISOLA: PERSONA 13.

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