Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

Film Website

Beginning with a scene of a young boy, Daigo, putting an ailing rabbit out of its misery in a gruesome way, TORMENTED tells the story of Daigo and his older sister Kiriko. Unable to speak, Kiriko serves as protector for the troubled Daigo since his mother is nowhere to be found, and their father is more interested in making hand-made pop-up Little Mermaid books than in paying attention to his child.
But when Kiriko takes Daigo to see a 3D horror movie that features a creepy old hospital and a stuffed rabbit, the storyline takes a meta twist, with Daigo somehow pulling the stuffed animal from the film. When Daigo is then pulled into that same fantasy/nightmare realm by someone in a giant bunny costume, Kiriko goes after him.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Hikari Mitsushima, Takeru Shibuya, Tamaki Ogawa, Nao Ohmori, Teruyuki Kagawa


Screenplay: Sôtarô Hayashi, Daisuke Hosaka, Takashi Shimizu

Director of Photography: Christopher Doyle

Composer: Kenji Kawai

Production Designer: Noriyoshi Ikeya

Sound: Yoshikazu Iwanami

Producer: Satoru Ogura

Co-Producer: Masayuki Tanishima

Director: Takashi Shimizu