Temple (2017) Movie Script

Look at this.
- Maybe a few days old?
- Ah.
- They found something.
- Yes.
1968, SHOWA 43
2010, HEISEI 22
Have I seen all the footage?
Good. Let me know.
We are running out of time.
Is everything ready?
Professor Ryo?
My name is Kazunori Ittoku.
I will be your interpreter.
Hopefully you will have
something to interpret.
We don't know if he can speak.
Can you tell me your name please?
Can you tell us your name?
Do you understand me?
I understand.
American, I think. Hard to tell.
Where am I?
Where am I?
You're safe now.
You are safe now.
Do you remember what happened to you?
Do you remember what happened
to you?
Is this a hospital?
He asks if this is a hospital.
Tell him it is a type of hospital.
It is like a hospital.
I don't understand.
We will find out... who you are.
Play it.
Hey. It's me, Kate.
Got the new camera
and it's ready to go to Japan.
So, my boyfriend is flying in
from San Francisco.
I wish he was on my flight,
but that's okay.
I need to sleep on the plane
And I don't know how Chris
is going to react to traveling.
So, Chris is one of my
closest childhood friends.
We went to kindergarten
And what's cool is
he speaks some Japanese,
and he really needs this trip.
He needs some good luck.
Good mojo.
He actually had a breakdown
earlier this year.
His brother died in a horrific
You know, we've been
talking a lot and I...
I think he's doing okay.
So I'm doing my thesis
on religious studies,
specifically how religion
changes myth and vice versa,
and I want to photograph
obscure Shinto shrines
and Buddhist temples in rural
Do you recognize this woman?
Do you know this woman?
Where did you get this?
He asked where you got this
He asked where you got this material.
What is her name?
Yeah, is it nice?
All right, I don't know. Hold
Excuse me, how long 'til we get
Excuse me. How much longer to the hotel?
Ten minutes.
Ten minutes.
You hear that?
Okay, see ya soon.
I love you too.
I can't believe you still
haven't met.
Has it really been that long
since I saw you?
Yeah. Goes by in a blink.
Well, I'm really glad you came.
Me too.
Nice to finally meet you.
I was beginning to think you
didn't exist.
- You good?
- - Yeah.
All right.
He's, uh...
He's not at all like I imagined.
What did you imagine?
I don't know.
Not him.
You don't like him.
Yeah, sure. Sure I do. Yeah.
I like him. He seems fine.
No you don't.
You're just telling me
what I want to hear.
Like, you two have been friends
for how long?
I just can't believe
he's never tried anything.
Yeah, well, not everyone is
like you.
If you say so.
Are you jealous?
I'm not.
Should I be jealous?
'Cause I'll be jealous.
Three tickets to Oyama, please.
- Here you go.
- Thank you very much.
So, how'd you come to learn
Always wanted to come here.
Is it what you expected?
So far.
You know, if we had trains
like this in America
I would not travel any other
You two have been friends for a
long time.
I've never had that kind of
relationship with a woman.
What are you guys talking about?
You guys want anything
from the dining car?
I'm good. Thanks.
She's good.
So, this is our room.
Feeling like a third wheel.
It's only for one night.
Are we looking for anything
in particular, or...
Babe, how about this?
Wow. Come look at this temple.
Chris? Can you read this?
Looks like some kind of journal.
It's a Kitsune. A Shapeshifter.
Half woman, half fox.
Do you think we could find this
I think so.
Where did you get this?
How much is it?
No, she's asking where we got
Not a good book.
Sorry, not for sale.
- Well, she said it's not for sale, so...
- Okay, I got that.
Ask her how much it is,
how much she wants for it.
Leave now. Closed.
Do you think you said
something to insult her?
- Kate.
- What?
No, I, I mean by accident.
You know? Maybe he said
the wrong word or something.
No. I didn't.
We'll find it online. All right?
Come on.
Babe. Can you please
explain to your viewers
why you won't be joining us
on this evening's adventure?
Jet lag.
There you have it, ladies and
Tune in next week
to discover how our heroes,
Chris and James,
got themselves into trouble.
Who is this woman?
Who is this woman?
That is a good question.
Excuse me!
The book.
How can I help you?
Do you work here?
Yes. Sometimes.
Are there any grown-ups around?
Yes. Me. I'm almost nine!
Okay, okay, okay.
Okay, I guess that counts.
I would like...
to buy this book.
What can I get you?
A whiskey.
Interesting book.
Oh. I know this temple.
It's high up in the mountains.
My village was below.
Thank you.
It's unlucky place.
Very unlucky.
Ah. I have a friend.
She's interested in temples and
wants to start with this one.
This was not the start.
This was the end.
This temple.
It will make you... sick.
Check please.
Thank you.
Do not go there.
Many other temples in Japan.
Can you tell me how to...
get to your village?
I'm, I'm sorry.
How did you get this?
It's a long story.
Mmm, my head.
Sorry I left you so
early last night.
Looked like you were having a
great time.
James said you made a friend.
A friend?
Oh, you know
that temple inside the book?
I can find it.
Doubt you can find
this place in any travel guide.
Yeah. You sure that's such a
good thing?
Excuse me...
That went well.
Good afternoon!
Oh. You surprised me.
Excuse me.
Good afternoon.
Is there an inn?
Um, a place to sleep?
Just for one night.
You might find a room
at the restaurant.
It's at the top of the hill.
Yes. Thank you very much.
Come here.
Why have you come to my village?
What's he say?
Um, he's asking why we came
We came to see the temple.
What's he saying?
That's right.
Um, he's asking
why we came to his village.
You should go and check it out yourself.
The temple called Hitoshi.
When he was a boy.
It showed him things.
Okay, okay.
He's saying this guy, Hitoshi,
went up to the temple
and he had visions or something.
Hitoshi. He came down the
mountain holding his eyes.
Holding his eyes.
Like this.
What is it. What is he doing?
Um, I don't,
I don't understand him, so...
Thank you very much.
Mucho arigato.
What is it?
Excuse me.
We are looking for rooms. For the night.
Please come in. I have a room.
Hey, we're just going
to go for a walk, okay?
How great is this place?
It's perfect.
See ya later?
I'm bringing in blankets.
Thank you very much.
It gets cold at night.
I have some sake. It is very good.
From a nearby town.
Would you like some?
Follow me.
Uh... may I bring my camera?
Go ahead.
Can you tell me about the temple?
There is nothing to tell.
When the quarry closed no one
visited the temple anymore.
I was seventeen that year.
Did you say something?
Ah, I need to make up your bed.
What are you doing here?
This is where I live.
What are you doing here?
We came to see your temple.
I used to play at the temple
when I was a kid.
Would you like me to take you there?
Come. Time for bed.
Good evening. Are you Hitoshi?
You are American.
You speak English?
It's been a long time.
They say you are here to visit
the temple.
The man in the village, he
said, uh...
You lost your sight there...
So, what's with all this...
Mystery about the temple?
What happened there?
Some children disappeared.
They had been playing in the
It became night, and the
children had not returned.
The search party discovered
a man living at the temple.
He was a monk. A wanderer.
They questioned him
about the missing children.
But his answers were not
So, then what happened?
They killed the monk.
The children were never found.
Every year we burn candles,
and pray that the children will
Someone was there, I...
Enjoy the show?
I'm sorry I woke you guys.
We need to be back before dark.
It's very important.
I know.
We could feel it.
As we got closer it knew we were coming.
We should have gone back.
Who helped you find the temple?
The boy, Seita.
All right. Isn't that something?
It's terrible. I hate it.
It's just a spider, baby.
Yeah, it looks like
it eats birds or small children.
It's so quiet up here.
I was just thinking the same
It's cold, though.
Hold up.
What? No. Honestly, I'm okay.
What do you think
the monk did to those kids?
I don't want to think about it.
I can't tell you how many shirts of
mine have mysteriously gone missing.
Never to be seen again.
I gotta take a leak.
Yeah, you do that.
Have fun!
Hey. Let's go find him.
Hey, where were you?
I'll show you. Come on.
How cool is this?
It's an old mine.
I bet it goes on for miles.
Who's coming with me?
How about on the way back down?
Oh, come on. Where's that
spirit of adventure?
I want to find the temple first.
I mean...
We might not be able to find it
We'll leave something
on the path to mark it.
Fine. Fine.
You sure, babe?
Gift from my stepmother.
Hey, look. It's the statue from
the book.
We found it!
We must be close.
Chris, what do they call her?
This is a Kitsune.
A Shapeshifter protects the temple.
What did you find?
It's getting late.
My mother will wonder where I am.
Can you get back by yourself?
Remember to be back before dark.
Bit of a letdown.
Look like little graves.
Maybe the monk-man
made them for his victims.
Was that supposed to be a joke?
I know. Right? I'm sorry.
I thought it was, then I said
We should probably get out of here soon.
The sun's starting to go down.
We still have time.
Look, I know you're not into
- That's not true.
- It isn't?
Look, I just... I don't want to
walk down the mountain in the dark.
We do have flashlights.
True. I just don't want
to have to use them.
I love you.
I love you too.
I thought I saw...
- Saw what?
- I don't know, just...
You're right.
It's getting dark. We should go.
We can always come
back tomorrow.
No, I don't want to, I just... I
want to find Chris and I want to go.
Grab a flashlight. Grab a
Hold it.
Is he breathing?
Yeah. Yeah, he's breathing.
What do we do?
Oh, Jesus. Thank god.
Something pulled me through the
It's going to be okay.
It's going to be okay.
We're just going to have to
wait here,
make ourselves comfortable,
- and go down for help
in the morning.
- No, I'm not spending
the night here.
Yeah? What do you suggest?
Let's get you out of here.
I'm going to take a walk.
A little moonlight stroll.
Care to join me?
We should stay here.
He's good. You're good, right?
I'll be back in a few.
Be careful.
He's going for help
first thing in the morning.
He's not what I expected.
He said the same thing about
I like him.
You do?
What do your parents think?
Mom's undecided.
Dad keeps trying to set me up
with some golf pro at his club.
- No ulterior motives there.
I never told him.
Never told him what?
About his baby.
So you're the only one who
What made you think of that
right now?
I don't know.
There were these... little
grave markers.
You cold?
I'm okay.
- I'm going to tell him when we get back.
- Tell me what?
Can, can you point that
somewhere else?
- What was it you were going to
tell me?
- Nothing. I wasn't talking
about you.
Never mind.
I think I got a pretty good
No, wait. What are you going to
Where are you going? James!
I'm going to go back to the
Okay. You've got all the food
and water
- you need here in my bag.
- No.
I'll send someone in the
I told him.
We're going to need some more
It's okay. Why don't we
just go back inside...
I'll be right back.
Go fuck yourself.
No, please.
Come on, come on!
Oh... no.
Flashlight died.
This place isn't right.
You gotta be kidding me.
What's the matter?
What are you doing?
Kate. Wait.
He needs me.
Let me help you!
Help me!
Please, someone help!
There's no way out.
Do you know why you are here?
Do you know why you are here?
We're trying to find a miss
We need you to tell us
what happened to her.
What happened to her?
Why is Seita here?
He asks about someone named Seita.
Ask him who is this Seita.
The boy from the village.
He's in the hallway.
He says there is a boy from the village.
And I'm not sure I understand,
but he believes the boy is here.
Ask again about the woman.
Tell him there is no boy.
There is no boy.
Where is miss Thomas?
We know you killed James.
What happened to me, Chris?
Where's Kate?
Why did you kill your friend?
Where is she? Is she still alive?
He won't tell us anything.
This should do it.