A disturbing thriller about Chirhiro, a woman trying to escape the memories of being raped by three men while they filmed the incident. She leaves her hometown to start a new life and five years later is a professional working in Tokyo, engaged to one of her colleagues, Yusuke. Without warning, one of the rapists appears, and threatens to turn her life into a living hell with news that the other two are on their way with the videotape of the rape, and discloses the evidence to her fiance. Mad with fury and pushed to the limits of despair, Chirhiro resorts to extreme acts of revenge, intent on destroying those ghosts from her past forever. In her apartment with Assume, just as it looks like she is rekindling her relationship, the electricity suddenly shortcuts - and a troubled and uncertain future meets her again as she faces the aftermath of her desperate, disturbing tactics...
Powerful and disturbing
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Freezer is a pretty unpleasant movie by anyone's standards. Unlike most western films that sugar coat their dread with phoney optimism; 'Freezer' is a grim, gritty and savage tale of a Tokyo office worker putting behind her the emotional scars of being viciously raped by three men five years ago. Just as she thinks her life is back on track her attackers track her down and blackmail her, playing on her fears that others might know of her hidden past. Director Takashi Ishii keeps the action going at a brisk pace and while you can always see where the story is heading it still manages a few surprises along the way.