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Too Tired to Die (1998)

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 ... See full summary »

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Kenji
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Death / Jean
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Balzac Man
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Pola
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Black Soldier
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Lulu
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Anouk
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Waitress
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Air France Airport Clerk
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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 Anonymous

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8 August 1998 (Japan)  »

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Der Tod kann nicht warten  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Kenji: Shame on you.
John Sage: Excuse me?
Kenji: Aren't you ashamed of seducing such a young woman? Behave, like an old man.
John Sage: Do I look like an old man?
Kenji: Ofcourse! You don't think you're still a teenager, do you?
John Sage: No, not for some time.
Kenji: So, find someone your age.
John Sage: Young man, I know all this seems a little absurd to you. When I was your age, I felt the same way. But when you're a little older, you'll understand.
Kenji: [laughs] I'm glad I won't have to.
[sits down at the table]
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A sly, funny film with disturbing undertones
8 February 1999 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

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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