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.

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