The Human Chair

The Human Chair (1997)

  • Genre: Drama, Crime
  • Release Date: 1997-04-19
  • User Rating: 5/10 from 1 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 26min
  • Language: 日本語
  • Production Company: KSS
  • Production Country: Japan
  • Director: Toshiyuki Mizutani
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After seeing her husband off to work, the young author identified only as Yoshiko sets off to read the large collection of letters she received from other young authors. These are often letters containing samples of their work for critique. One large envelope contains a letter. The letter-writer does not provide his name. The letter is a confession of crimes. The letter-writer has no family or friends, and claims to be "ugly beyond description". He is a chair maker and loves his work and all the chairs he creates, even going so far as to claim some sort of intangible connection to his work.

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  • Misa Shimizu

    as Yoshiko Shinozaki
  • Jun Kunimura

    as Shoichiro Shimizu
  • Kazuhiro Yamaji

    as Ningen Isu
  • Yasuko Mitsuura

    as Tamie
  • Naoko Amihama

    as Young girl
  • Bang-ho Cho

  • Norika Fujiwara

    as Party Goer
  • Asako Kobayashi

    as Modern girl
  • Asako Maekawa

  • Akira Otaka

    as Yamanaka
  • Yoichi Nukumizu

    as Yoshimura
Art Toshihiro Isomi Production Design
Writing Rampo Edogawa Novel
Editing Jun'ichi Kikuchi Editor
Sound Makio Ika Sound Editor
Visual Effects Yûichi Matsui Modeling
Directing Toshiyuki Mizutani Director
Writing Toshiyuki Mizutani Writer
Visual Effects Minoru Nakano Visual Effects
Production Kazuo Suzaki Producer
Camera Yûichi Nagata Director of Photography
Sound Junko Sumi Music