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Chaos

4

Purveyor of drip-drip dread in psycho-horrors Ringu and Dark Water, Japanese helmer Hideo Nakata here conjures the same sense of insidious terror in a labyrinthine thriller.

A CEO's trophy wife (Miki Nakatani) is kidnapped by a Tokyo handyman (Masato Hagiwara) who's after 30 million yen and S&M thrills. This, however, is just the start of a fiendishly convoluted power game involving a flurry of double- and triple-crosses, Nakata jumping back and forth in time to reveal unexpected angles. Playing like Vertigo directed by Nicolas Roeg, Chaos' challenging jigsaw structure and slippery sexuality exert a clammy hold that's hard to shake. Catch it now before the De Niro remake is upon us.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: June 1st 2005

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