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

R  |   |  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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Storyline

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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6 April 2002 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The pop group "Dezaato" receives different romanji spellings throughout the movie, probably on purpose. Even though it actually means "Dessert", it's also spelled "Dessart", "Dessret", and "Desert" in the movie. 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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Radio Announcer: There's mass confusion on the platform. This is unprecedented.
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Pazuru
Written by Haruko Momoi
Performed by Dessert
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Like Modern Art
24 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To me, the best comments I have seen about this movie are those that say something like, "You're not supposed to understand." Like a roller coaster, it takes you through some shocking and scary stuff and leaves you back where you started with a queasy feeling in your stomach and the desire to ride it again.

Like modern art, different viewers will interpret Suicide Club differently. If you are not imaginative, or if you are closed-minded (some people just are -- there isn't anything wrong with that), simply avoid it. But if you like to be mentally challenged and left not knowing all the answers sometimes, then you'll really like this movie if that's what you're in the mood for.

I'd like to hear more about what other people think Dessart represents. The movie did not ridicule the girl group (average age 12.5); on the contrary, it assigned to them some kind of sinister power. Sure, the easy answer is that, as a pop group, they represent conformity and mob mentality. I think, though, that they might also represent the power of youth, not only over the young, but over adults as well. Were we supposed to like their songs, or not? Their positive, upbeat songs stood like sunny little islands in a hurricane-ravaged sea. I liked them.


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