Raak mij aan! Touch me!

Influential and terrifying J-horror that combines supernatural elements with fear of modern technology. Became a huge hit at home and abroad, resulting in various sequels and remakes.

Ringu was such a big hit in its own country that a prequel and sequel immediately followed this horror film about a doomed videotape. After the strange death of her niece, journalist Reiko investigates the mystery surrounding a tape that causes the death of anyone who watches it exactly one week later. Her ex also interferes and in the meantime their son must be kept out of danger.

The film also did well abroad: two American remakes were made with Naomi Watts in the lead role. It took a lot of detective work to find the Japanese rights holder of the film, who gave permission for an exclusive screening in the Forum.

Note: Japanese spoken, English subtitles

Source: VPRO

This film is part of the theme program Creatures from the Depths, with groundbreaking, modern and classic monster films from all corners of the world.

Additional information

The time stated on your film ticket corresponds to the start of the 'pre-program'. This pre-program lasts approximately 15 minutes. After this program, the doors of the cinema close and you are no longer allowed to enter. Arrive on time, so you can choose your seats before the film starts. Doors open fifteen minutes before the show.

Screenings

There are no new dates planned (yet) for Ringu.

Language
Japans gesproken, Engels ondertiteld
Duration
96 min
Country
Japan
Year
1998
Director
Hideo Nakata