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Keith is a Japanese twenty-something who is followed by Death in various disguises. When he finally faces her, Death tells him that he has only 12 hours to live and he needs to make the most of it. Written by
Don't even think of trying to escape me, that is a game you will never win. So just enjoy it while you can. I didn't have to do this. I mean I could have just have come tonight to pick you up, nine pm, and you would have been really sorry for yourself because you wouldn't be able to do anything. By telling you now it's as though I've given you 12 free hours. So go out and live a little. Do whatever you've always wanted to do, because it's not gonna come back.
[kisses Kenji on the lips]
I'll see ...
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The aimless protagonist is an all too believable character, and therefore there is considerable empathy for him, even when his behavior is not justifiable. This film really gave me something to think about; how many people would do better than Kenji if given 24 hours to put their life in order? In traditional Hollywood, everything would miraculously work out fine, but of course Wonsuk Chin knows better than that. This is a case where I think a bitter flavor is better than sweetness. Not all of the loosely-linked scenes work, and Sorvino can grate at times, but on the whole the movie is very much worth seeing. The opening is wonderful.
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