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A young girl named Mitsuki receives a ticket for a bus tour from his uncle. The tour appears to be normal (expect that everyone appears to be quite somber) but Mitsuki learns it's true ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Dankan ...
Aragaki
Nanako Ôkôchi ...
Mitsuki
Toshinori Omi ...
Kimura
Ippei Souda ...
Ozawa
Yôichi Nukumizu ...
Yashiro
The Great Gidayû ...
Nose (as Gurêto Gidayû)
Hiroyuki Kishi ...
Mochizuki
Takashi Mitsuhashi ...
Komatsu
Mitsuo Togioka ...
Taguchi
Misayo Haruki ...
Fukuda
Ichirô Ogura ...
Kanda
Tarô Ishida ...
Noguchi
Takenori Murano ...
Itô
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A young girl named Mitsuki receives a ticket for a bus tour from his uncle. The tour appears to be normal (expect that everyone appears to be quite somber) but Mitsuki learns it's true purpose. All passengers and the tour manager have a suicide pact to send the bus over a cliff so the families can collect the insurance money. Written by Sampo Haarlaa <Simpi@eurofin.pp.fi>

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Sunshine Suicide Club
3 November 2009 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

Suffering from depression, a man creates a tour ride called the Sunshine Club tours, where he has an open invitation to all willing volunteers. This tour isn't like any other as their final destination is death, and driving off a cliff is the last stop, and each and every passenger is fully aware. Except for one; a girl who's given a ticket from her Uncle who was initially a passenger. They let the giggly student on to join the suicidal group of men, and set out on the road.

Suicide Bus was a surprisingly good flick as it mixed drama and comedy very well. There are many scenes of the passengers getting to know one another via arguing, questioning one another, playing games etc. And it's all done with a nice touch of black comedy. For example, one passenger is raring to go early on in the movie, at a visit to a snake show, he rolls up his sleeves so he can be bit by a cobra, only to be smacked in the head in comedic style by the bus tour leader. The film also packs an emotional punch, but not as much as I was hoping for. As the tour bus weaves through the Japanese country-side so does the story, and you're led through an ever-developing story that will have you second guessing up until the very end.


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