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252: Signal of Life

General info
Original title: 252: Seizonsha Ari (252 生存者あり)
Country: Japan
Year: 2008
IMDB Rating: 6 113 votes
Plot: A few weeks after a gigantic earthquake strikes Tokyo, an incredible tidal wave generated by the tsunami engulfs Tokyo waterfront. The Tokyo fire department's elite unit Hyper Rescue is sent out for rescue and recovery, and their sonar picks up a signal from underwater - '252', the distress code known only to rescuers indicating survivors in need of assistance: 'We have survivors!'. In the face of death, the Hyper Rescue team tries to save the survivors facing a dangerous race against time and tide, and save one of their own.
Movie info
Language: Japanese
Colormode: Color
Running time: 127

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Tags: 252: Signal of Life, 252: Seizonsha Ari, 2008, Japanese movies, Action movies, Adventure movies, Drama movies, Thriller movies, asian movies

Featured reviews for

252: Signal of Life
(overall rating: 2.8 out of 5 based on 2 reviews)
The Japan Times Online, By MARK SCHILLING source: http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/ff20081128a3.html
«Japan's latest disaster flick . . . is a disaster. ... If you are expecting samurai-like stoicism from Yuji and the other the male survivors, you are in for a letdown — they all fall into hysterics, which according to local, disaster-pic convention is proof of not their wimpishness but their feeling, human hearts.»
A Nutshell Review, by Stefan S source: http://anutshellreview.blogspot.com/2009/04/252-signal-of-life-252-sei~~~ri.html
«252: Signal of Life had moments where it could have struck a fine balance in presenting an action-packed flick if it could have tightened up some of the incessant repetition, and to have given itself enough time to explore the human dilemma of self-preservation versus the call of duty. Instead it became an unnecessary comedy filled with cardboard yet invincible characters.»
movieXclusive.com, by Richard Lim Jr - 2,5/5 source: http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/252signaloflife/252signaloflife.htm
«252 Signal of Life would make a great recruitment film or a company outing event (albeit the incorrectness). The message is undeniably wholesome and reaffirming for those who are involved with civil service. It’s a pity that this film flounders at delivering this message by forcing machismo in the most laughable manner down the audience throat.»

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Mizuta, NobuoMIZUTA Nobuo
SAITO Hiroshi
Iwashiro, TarôIWASHIRO Tarô


Ito, HideakiITO Hideaki
as Yuji Shinohara
Uchino, MasaakiUCHINO Masaaki
as Shizuma Shinohara
Yamada, TakayukiYAMADA Takayuki
as Makoto Shigemura
Kashii, YuKASHII Yu
as Saki Umino
Kimura, YuichiKIMURA Yuichi
as Keisuke Fujii
Matsuda, SatoshiMATSUDA Satoshi
as Ippei Aoki
as Kim
Nishimura, MasahikoNISHIMURA Masahiko
as Akio Kogure
Nukumizu, YôichiNUKUMIZU Yôichi
as Haruo Tsudanuma
Omori, AyaneOMORI Ayane
as Shiori Shinohara
Sakurai, SachikoSAKURAI Sachiko
as Yumi Shinohara
Sugimoto, TettaSUGIMOTO Tetta
as Tetsushi Mashiba
Yamamoto, TaroYAMAMOTO Taro
as Tatsuya Miyauchi

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