Last Life in the Universe (2003)
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A story of two very different people coming together in the wake of personal tragedies, Last Life in the Universe stars Tadanobu Asano as Kenji, a quiet, bespectacled Japanese librarian living in Bangkok. Obsessed with suicide, he meticulously stages ways to kill himself, only to be interrupted every time. One night, his more raucous brother shows up for an unexpected visit, accompanied by a yakuza gangster. A gunfight breaks out, leaving both visitors dead. Kenji ventures out into the night and
Aug 6, 2004 Limited
Feb 15, 2005
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It's an offbeat romance that defies easy labeling, recommendable as a film buff's pleasure and a semi-audacious art-house curio.
[Reflects] the growing interpenetration of many individual national cinemas into a cultural conglomerate that reflects the irresistible tide of cinematic globalization.
The film has a precise, slow pace that allows us to get to know these quiet, quirky characters, and an imaginatively experimental approach to their thoughts and dreams.
An absorbing series of intricately planned shots that play like installation art at a modern museum.
The Thai locales, the stars and Doyle's expressive cinematography add up to a disarmingly seductive yet always precarious film experience.
Asano é sempre um ator interessante, mas a montagem é auto-indulgente e o roteiro, pretensioso.
A film that demands second and even third viewings in order to absorb all of its nuances.
This trip-hoppy tone poem left me feeling like I'd never seen a movie before.
... a dreamy study in stillness broken by suicide fantasies, flashbacks, and the hired killers, but even the violence has a meditative even melancholy quality to it...
a deeply intriguing and contemplative two-person character study that offers many small rewards along the way
...rests entirely on Asano's performance, and he doesn't disappoint.
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