Over Your Dead Body

Synopsis: A star, Miyuki Goto (Ko Shibasaki) plays Oiwa, the protagonist in a new play based on the ghost story Yotsuya Kaidan. She pulls some strings to get her lover, Kosuke Hasegawa (Ebizo Ichikawa) cast in the play, even though he's a relatively unknown actor. Other performers Rio Asahina (Miho Nakanishi) and Jun Suzuki (Hideaki Ito) lust after Miyuki. Off stage the cast's possessive love and obsessions exist as reality. Trapped between the play and reality, the cast's feelings for each other are amplified. When it becomes clear that love is not meant to be both on and off stage, love turns into a grudge and crosses the blurred line between reality and fantasy.
Genre: Horror
Director(s): Takashi Miike
Production: Celluloid Dreams
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
93 min

- Good Morning.

- Hi.

Kosuke's behind us.

Sorry about last night.

I was held up.

I'll make it up to you.

Next week I'll contact you

Good morning

"Kosuke Hasegawa - In"


- Good morning - Good morning

- How do I look ?

- Mean.

"Yotsuya Kwaidan, The Play"

5 and 4. Odd number.

Dealer rolls! Place your bets!

Hello, Sir.

What is it?

Your body

it smells...

Is it blood ?

Borrowed money should

be returned.

But some people

forget to pay it back.

A loan from a blind masseur

is taken lightly.

I'm not a noble samurai

like yourself, Sir.

For me

I can only depend on money.

True, I am a samurai.

But without money or rank

I feel like I'm in a dungeon

without sunlight.


You want to play around?

Ah, sounds good.

You ugly b*tch.


What are you doing, give it back.

Where'd you get it?

A guest gave it to me.

Give it back

Give it back to me


Who's your new woman?

When I'm with you

time passes in the

blink of an eye.

You want to leave already

If I'm not home before Father

he won't ever let me go out again.

If you had a comb like this...

I'd always hold onto you, Iwa.

Although my daughter

wants to marry you

I will not leave you my family's fortune.

Since her mother's death

I worked hard to raise her on my own.

I won't let a sleaze like you

have my precious daughter.

Take this money and

forget about Iwa for good.

Do you think I do not know

about your years of idleness ?

Your despicable nature

You and your shifty friends

conspire to con people

You'd even kill for money

How despicable

You give the samurai a bad name.

Shame on you.

What's so funny

You think I'm worth so little.

You're incorrigible.

You brute!

I'm not listening to

your nonsense!

you old fool.

How dare you !

Careful, you'll catch a cold.

Is your father still missing?

Poor Iwa.

You must feel miserable.

As of today

There's been no news for a month

I'm sure he's out

there somewhere.

Oh, Iemon.

Your father must have ridden off

for some important business

He's just gotten held up...

and has yet to come back.

It breaks my heart to see

you so sad.

Do not worry.

I'll ask around for you.


When I'm with you

I feel I can cope.

I feel so reassured.

I want to be by your side all the time.


Do you mean that we should

get married?


I too wish for this

But I did not get your father's permission

Okay ?

As he has no sons to

continue the family's line,

he should be happy

to have a successor.

Being the head of this household

might help you

find employment.

You brute

No one will listen to your nonsense.

You old fool.

How dare you !

Starting a family...

Is that happiness?

I guess.

You're have to keep up your strength.

to be able to finish this job.

otherwise it just won't work out.

Don't catch cold

What ?

Don't catch cold.

This is unbearable.

I'm not worthy of you.

I'm extremely sorry

Oh my god, I'm sorry.

Sorry, are you alright?

I'm fine.

Let's have a break.

Take a break


You seem to resent me.

Absolutely not

Since we were married two years ago

I've never looked for work...

...nor brought any money home.

"I gave you a baby boy."

"I've been sick

since he was born."

"But I'm the one

who does the chores."

"and prepares the meals"

The resentment is written

all over your face.

You in here?

Here, it'll relieve the pain.

Thanks, I'll manage.

He actually kicked you

during a rehearsal?

Never mind.

What do you see in the man?

How is your wife and kid?

Do you get along ok?

We have our ups and downs.

You look very happy

Don't be fooled.

A man is easily tempted.

Just to be clear.

Married men don't interest me.

How direct of you.

Keep your mind on the job.


I wish that the play

was my real life.

I don't.

This is unbearable.

I'm not worthy of you.

I'm so very sorry

Women really are something...

So you know all the lines!

Yes, just in case.

You're so prepared.

Thank you very much

Is your back ok?

I'll go change clothes

Are you ok?


About the performance

I think I lack a bit of confidence

but I

but I think I'll be able to plum through

that's how it is acting together

Same with the others


I want to understand

the mood

I see

Please teach me

I believe you're Mr.

Iemon Tamiya.

Who are you?

I'm a nanny for Mr. Ito's

daughter Ume.

My name is Maki

Would you accompany me

to the Ito mansion?

It would be in your interests

if you came.

Master Kihei Ito

wishes to speak with you

face to face.

I'll leave it up to you,



Ume, I'm happy for you.

Sir, step this way please.

Thank you for agreeing to come.

I apologize for bringing

you here like this.

What can I do for you?

What a shame a good

samurai like you isn't employed!

I see your extraordinary skill

I'd like to propose that you

become part of the Ito family.

I wonder if you'd agree to be

Ume's husband.

But I have a wife and a child.

And your daughter

appears to be so young.

She's 16-years old

With due respect I must decline

your proposition.

Your honesty

is very gallant.

Although Ume can be childish at times

at 16 year she's mature enough

to be a woman.

She saw you one day

when she was in town

and she can't shake you

from her mind.

She lost her parents

at a young age.

She's so dear to me I'd

do anything for her.

But Ume has never asked

anything of me.

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