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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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Black Soldier
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Lulu
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Fortune Teller 1 & 2
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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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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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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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White Soldier: You okay, madame?
Death: Me?
White Soldier: Something bothering you?
Death: You know why I like young people?
White Soldier: Because they're young?
Death: Because it's such a challenge. There's such a strong will to resist me. I mean some of them pretend I don't even exist for them. So I wait patiently for time to pass. Usually they give in and embrace me.
White Soldier: Unless there's a war or a plague or something.
Death: Exactly. Still I feel heartbroken taking away the young ones. I mean, they make such beautiful plans for their lives you know? They're always ...
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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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