Riaru: Kanzen naru kubinagaryű no hi (Real)
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Koichi (Sato) and Atsumi (Ayase) are childhood friends who have become lovers. Despite this closeness when Atsumi attempts suicide Koichi is at a loss to understand the circumstances that drove her to do such a thing. Now she is in a coma and Koichi needs to find out the reason. Since Koichi is a neurosurgeon he has access to the latest studies and so he takes part in a medical procedure that will allow him to enter Atsumi's subconscious. Through 'sensing', a type of neurosurgical procedure allowing contact with the intentional aspect of a comatose patient's mind, Koichi tries… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Revelations stack and topple. By the third act, the film has so thoroughly exhausted your goodwill that any interest in plot must be jettisoned to even enjoy the aesthetics."
‑ Calum Marsh, Film.com
"This quasi-scientific fantasy finds Japanese horror maestro Kiyoshi Kurosawa at his least disturbing or mesmerizing."
‑ Maggie Lee, Variety
"An unsatisfying, shamelessly derivative mix of elements from Inception, Flatliners, and Shutter Island."
‑ Ben Kenigsberg, AV Club
"Real is an absorbing film but becomes overcomplicated (with a disappointing Twilight Zone-style twist that is both unnecessary and jarring) and goes on about 20 minutes too long."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
"Tonally problematic psychological drama with a dollop of monster-movie madness."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij, Hollywood Reporter
"As it lumbers toward one mini-climax after another, "Real" takes its situation dead seriously but struggles to enliven it with new ideas."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
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