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Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean (2005)

Lorelei (original title)
A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.


Harutoshi Fukui (novel), Satoshi Suzuki (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Kôji Yakusho ... Masami Shin'ichi
Satoshi Tsumabuki ... Yukito Origasa
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshirô Yanagiba ... Kizaki Toshiro
Yû Kashii ... Paula Atsuko Ebner
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Asakura Ryokitsu
Ken Ishiguro ... Narumi Takasu
Colter Allison ... Lt. Eric Minott
David Austin ... Lt. Dodet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicholas Dombrovskis Nicholas Dombrovskis ... German Scientist
Christopher Ryan Doyle ... Captain's Talker
Norman England Norman England ... Sonar Operator #1
Caroline Paris Gluck Caroline Paris Gluck ... Girl on Beach
Isao Hashizume Isao Hashizume ... Sadamoto Nishimiya
Masatô Ibu Masatô Ibu ... Eitaro Narazaki
Takaya Kamikawa Takaya Kamikawa ... Man


A drama set during World War II where a submarine carrying a secret weapon attempts to stop a planned third atomic bombing of Japan. Based on Harutoshi Fukui's novel Shuusen no Lorelei.

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Official Sites:

Fuji TV [Japan]




Japanese | English

Release Date:

5 March 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lorelei I-507 - Deutsche Wunderwaffe im Pazifik See more »

Filming Locations:

Toho Studios, Tokyo, Japan


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$661,912 (Japan), 11 March 2005, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The design of the I-507 submarine is based upon a real one : the french submarine 'Surcouf', launched in 1929, was the biggest submarine ever launched at the time. See more »


Wiegenlied (Cradle Song)
Composed by Bernhard Flies
Lyrics by Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter
Performed by Hayley Westenra
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Great action/drama film
20 July 2006 | by aerolbjSee all my reviews

A bit simplistic but it's fast paced and well directed.

The CG scenes are stunning.

Music was wonderful.

And Yu Kashii was cute!!! Characters are a bit cardboard but this is an action film, for gods-sakes! A few plot holes of course, but nothing that can be ignored.

A bit vague at times, especially the ending, but I blame the translation from book to movie.

An excellent little movie if you want to turn your brain off a little - unlike American action films were you turn your brain _totally_ off.

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