Freeze me 16

Freeze me

(Furiizu Mii)

Takashi Ishii

  • 2000
  • Japan
  • Thriller
  • 1h41mn
  • Original version with French subtitles
  • Color
Brand new master
As she’s about to get married, Chihiro encounters one the men who raped her five years earlier, and who aims to do it again. But she’s decided not to remain forever a victim…
Well known for his sulfurous eroticism and his dark noir movies, Takashi Ishii went into overdrive with this rape and revenge movie without victory; his masterpiece. No liberating vengeance for Chihiro who - like Thana in Ferrara’s Ms .45, - plunges deeper into hell. The tragedy explicits Ishii's double scream:: his view on women’s status in Japan, and his own intimate pain as he lived through his cancer stricken wife’s agony during the shooting. Death clings to this venomously beautiful Freeze me, a poignant feminist requiem.


06/09 • 22h00 • Screen 100


17/09 • 16h45 • Screen 100



  • With : Harumi Inoue, Shingo Tsurumi, Kazuki Kitamura, Naoto Takenaka
  • Screenplay : Takashi Ishii
  • Photography : Yasushi Sasakibara
  • Music by : Goro Yasukawa
  • Production : Takashi Ishii, Nobuaki Nagae, Taketo Niitsu
  • Editing : Akimasa Kawashima