The Forbidden Play (2023)

The Forbidden Play (2023)

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Other name: 禁じられた遊び きんじられたあそび Kinjirareta Asobi Запретная игра

Director: Nakata Hideo [中田秀夫]

Country: Japanese

Status: Completed

Released: 2023

Genre: Horror, Novel, Suspense


The story of a family that moves into a home situated next to a graveyard. The film starts innocently with a playful exchange between a parent and child about lizards' tails growing back. However, the child's curiosity leads him to chant a strange spell in the yard, which sets off a dangerous chain of events.

Hiroko Kurasawa, a video director and former colleague of the family's father, Naoto Ihara, visits their home and witnesses the strange occurrences. As Hiroko tries to uncover the mystery behind the family's troubles, she too becomes a victim of the malevolent forces at play.

Adapted from the novel "Kinjirareta Asobi" (禁じられた遊び) by Shimizu Karuma (清水カルマ).

Duration: 1 hr. 50 min.

Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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