Haze (2005 film)

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Haze (2005 film) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byShinya Tsukamoto
Written byShinya Tsukamoto
StarringShinya Tsukamoto
Music byChu Ishikawa
CinematographyShinya Tsukamoto
Edited byShinya Tsukamoto
Distributed byGold View Company Ltd.
Release date
  • October 1, 2005 (2005-10-01)
  • March 4, 2006 (2006-03-04)
Running time
49 min

Haze (HAZE ヘイズ) is a 2005 Japanese thriller/horror film written and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto who also stars in the movie. After appearances at several international festivals in 2005, the film debuted theatrically in Japan on March 4, 2006.[1] Two versions of the film exist: the original release, a short 25 minute version; and what Director Tsukamoto entitled the "Long Version", which runs 49 minutes.[2]

Plot synopsis[edit]

A man wakes up in a small concrete space bleeding from the abdomen. He can barely move and has no recollection of why or how he came to be there. Crawling forward he eventually meets a woman and they try to piece together their past lives.


  • Shinya Tsukamoto
  • Kaori Fujii (藤井かほり)
  • Takahiro Murase (村瀬貴洋)
  • Takahiro Kandaka (神高貴宏)
  • Masato Tsujioka
  • Mao Saito (さいとう真央)

Film Festivals[edit]

Listed chronologically:

  • Jeonju International Film Festival (April 28, 2005)
  • New York Film Festival (October 1, 2005)
  • Lyon Asiexpo Film Festival (November 12, 2005)
  • FilmAsia Festival (December 3, 2005, www.filmasia.cz)
  • Cologne Cineasia Film Festival (December 10, 2005)
  • Mar del Plata Film Festival (March 11, 2006)
  • Dead by Dawn Horror Film Festival (April 21, 2006)
  • Another Hole in the Head (June 11, 2006)

DVD release[edit]

Haze was released on DVD in the UK on May 22, 2006. The UK Version contained some special features:

  • Making of Haze Featurette
  • Image Gallery
  • Filmographies
  • Trailers

Haze was also released on DVD in Germany on October 2006.


  1. ^ HAZE ヘイズ (in Japanese). AllCinema. Retrieved 2013-10-16. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Twitch Film

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