Freeze Me (2000, JAP) C-103m. ** D: Takashi Ishii. Starring Harumi Inoue, Shingo Tsurumi, Kazuki Kitamura, Shunsuke Matsuoka, Naoto Takenaka. Stylish psycho drama from the director of GONIN (1995) about a young woman, who was raped five years ago and whose attackers have just found out where she now lives. The woman finds herself paralyzed by their sudden presence but then proceeds to take her revenge right in her apartment. A Japanese version of DAY OF THE WOMAN / I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (1978), the woman's motivations aren't always clear and her actions logical. Still, has some powerful moments and good camerawork. Written and coproduced by the director. Also known as FREEZER.

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