• Last Life in the Universe (2004)

Last Life in the Universe

Release Date: April 22nd, 2004

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, Yôji Tanaka, Sakichi Satô

Director: Pen-Ek Ratanaruang

Genres: Romance , Drama

Production Co: Cinemasia, Bohemian Films

Distributors: Palm Pictures

Keywords: 2000s, Escape, Love, Brother, Sister, Police officer, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    The mildly surreal drama doesn't always make sense, but it sure does look great. show more

  • 100
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Moody, atmospheric, and bewitching, like other first-rate examples of modern Thai cinema. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    A hell of a movie. show more

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