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Suicide Club (2001)
"Jisatsu sâkuru" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama | Horror  -  6 April 2002 (USA)
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A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

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Detective Toshiharu Kuroda (as Ryô Ishibashi)
Masatoshi Nagase ...
Mai Hosho ...
Nurse Atsuko Sawada (as Mai Hôshô)
Tamao Satô ...
Takashi Sudo ...
Security Guard Jirô (as Takashi Nomura)
Rolly ...
Muneo 'Genesis' Suzuki
Joshua ...
Slave Boy
Masato Tsujioka ...
Genesis' Gang
Kôsuke Hamamoto ...
Genesis' Gang
Kei Nagase ...
Genesis' Gang
Yôko Kamon ...
'The Bat' Kiyoko
Maiko Mori ...
Kiyoko's Sister
Sayako Hagiwara ...
Mitsuko (as Saya Hagiwara)
Takatoshi Kaneko ...
H.S. Boy on the Roof
Mika Miyakawa ...
H.S. Girl on the Roof
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54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which isn't as simple as one could hope. Written by Anonymous

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Sore de wa minasan, sayonara [Well then, goodbye everybody.]


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Rated R for disturbing thematic elements, strong violence/grisly images and some language | See all certifications »

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"Mail Me", the catchy song that can be heard throughout many scenes, is actually a "Dezaato" cover of "Mail Me" by Haruko Momoi. See more »

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When the students jump to their death on the school roof, you can clearly see crew-members throwing buckets of fake blood at the window. See more »

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Medical Examiner: There are several bodies here. We'll pry them apart later.
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Sûsaido kissu
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Performance Art playing it for real.
18 January 2004 | by (East London) – See all my reviews

Suicide Club is a typically energetic and hyper quirky cinematic treat from Japan. What you may need to know to really enjoy this happy hell-ride is that for 'director' read 'performance artist'. Director, Shion Sono is better known as the man behind many a controversial and largely impromptu public performances 'sans camera'. The other thing you may need to know is that the train station featured at the beginning of the film was notorious for suicides. So much so that Japanese officials allowed a special 'suicide tax' to be levied on the families of those people committing suicide at this station (and others like it) to deter disillusioned salarymen from continuing create train delays.

According to Sono, he shot alot of the scene as he would direct as performance pieces. Without formal permission, he grabbed his actors and had them pile into the station and do their thing. I doubt there are many 'Hollywood' that would even contemplate such a risk, let alone pull it off with such energy and vision. This type of Japanese cinema is a bittersweet candy bar. Dont try and savour it, just enjoy the rush cause you may start to feel and little sick at some point soon.


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