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Last Life in the Universe

R| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Lonely librarian Kenji (Tadanobu Asano) flees Japan to avoid Yakuza who have mistakenly targeted him. He ends up in Bangkok, where isolation and anxiety have pushed him to the brink of suicide. Unexpectedly, he meets free-spirited bar hostess Noi (Sinitta Boonyasak), who is dealing with her sister's recent death. The marijuana-loving Noi is nothing like the perpetually nervous Kenji, yet they form an odd bond over their sadnesses. But Kenji doesn't know the Yakuza have followed him to Bangkok.

Cast: Tadanobu Asano , Sinitta Boonyasak , Laila Boonyasak , Yutaka Matsushige , Riki Takeuchi , Takashi Miike , Yoji Tanaka , Sakichi Satô

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Genres: Drama, Romance

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Last Life in the Universe (2003)

Release Date: August 8th, 2003|1 hr. 48 min.

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