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Suicide Club (2001) More at IMDbPro »Jisatsu sâkuru (original title)

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Suicide Club -- A brilliant and wicked tour-de-force from Japanese writer/director Sion Sono about 54 girls who leap to their death.
Suicide Club -- A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides.

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Director:
Writer:
Shion Sono (written by)
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Tagline:
Sore de wa minasan, sayonara [Well then, goodbye everybody.]
Plot:
A detective is trying to find the cause of a string of suicides. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Not like anything else See more (145 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ryo Ishibashi ... Detective Toshiharu Kuroda (as Ryô Ishibashi)
Masatoshi Nagase ... Detective Shibusawa
Mai Hosho ... Nurse Atsuko Sawada (as Mai Hôshô)
Tamao Satô ... Nurse Yôko Kawaguchi
Takashi Nomura ... Security Guard Jirô
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
Kei Tanaka ... H.S. Boy on the Roof
Chika Hayashi
Nobuyuki Mihara ... H.S. Boy on the Roof
Nahana ... H.S. Girl on the Roof
Yôhei Katô
Sadaharu Kondô
Suzunosuke (as Suzunosuke Tanaka)
Satomi Hisanaga ... H.S. Girl on the Roof
Seiko Hashimoto ... H.S. Girl on the Roof
Anri Maruyama
Mai Kanda
Noriyoshi Shioya ... Masa - Mitsuko's Boyfriend
Kasumi Takahashi ... Masa's Mother
Hajime Matsumoto ... Tôru Kuroda
Mika Kikuchi ... Sakura Kuroda
Keiko Suzuki
Yukijirô Hotaru
Miwa Ôtsuka
Makoto Utsugi
Ken Ishikawa
Rika Nakanishi
Kaede Tamiya
Atsushi Okuno
Takuji Suzuki
Madoka Arai ... Genesis' Victim
Taihei Hayashiya ... Rakugo Storyteller
Atsushi Numata ... Stand-up Comedy Duo
Katsuhiko Watanabe ... Stand-up Comedy Duo
Takamitsu Ôkubo ... Father
Yuhei Okabe ... Son (as Yûhei Okabe)
Nono Yamada ... Daughter
Tateo Moriyasu ... Kiyoko's Father
Chieko Misaka ... Theatre Troupe
Asami Hidaka ... Theatre Troupe
Hiroko Yashiki ... Theatre Troupe
Haruna Matsuoka ... Theatre Troupe
Tomoko Shimazaki
Kikuko Sakurai
Satoko Tanigaki
Satomi Yoshida
Hideaki Hagiwara
Yûta Yamazaki
Tsudoi Nishi
Naoko Tsuchiya
Kika Nishimura
Miki Emura
Ayano Nakamura
Yûko Sano
Kôichi Tazawa
Ryuji Kasahara ... Punisher (as Ryûji Kasahara)
Non Kuramoto
Tomohiko Amamiya ... Children
Yuika Bandai ... Children
Seiya Mori ... Children
Takuya Utsumi ... Children
Naoto Adachi ... Children
Takateru Yashiro ... Children
Noriko Shibagaki
Kaoru Kitada
Miuka Ono
Mariko Matsumoto
Natsuki Yoshino
Megumi Shôji
Sanae Morita
Chikako Arai
Nao Takai
Mio Sakurai
Chika Tajima
Miri Nanazono
Yaya Akiyoshi
Emiko Sora
Risa Tsuyusaki
Nao Nagasawa
Yume Otomiya
Ayumi Seki
Saori Tomita
Tomoko Chiba
Akane Noji
Kazuyuki Kitaki ... Police Personnels
Taiju Okayasu ... Police Personnels
Midori Shin'e ... Police Personnels
Erika Tajima ... Police Personnels
Chika Kumagai ... Dessert
Saon Fujita ... Dessert
Tomoe Adachi ... Dessert
Miyu Sawada ... Dessert
Kazumi Sekine ... Dessert
Mitsuru Kuramoto ... Oden Stand Owner
Yûna Natsuo ... Girl By the Stove
Toshiyuki Kitami ... Shinagawa
Kenjirô Tsuda ... Mita
Kimiko Yo ... Kiyomi Kuroda
Hideo Sako ... Detective Hagitani
Akaji Maro ... Detective Murata
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyoko Baba ... H.S. Girl on the Roof
Hiromi Eguchi ... H.S. Girl on the Roof
Rina Hashiba ... H.S. Girl on the Roof
Kanako Hiramatsu ... Mother Slicing Vegetables
Miki Isa ... Girl With Sign
Mikiko Isa ... Girl With Sign
Himeno Maeda ... Boy
Toyotomi Maeda ... Girl

Directed by
Shion Sono 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shion Sono  written by

Produced by
Seiya Kawamata .... producer
Atsushi Numata .... executive producer
Junichi Tanaka .... producer (as Jun'ichi Tanaka)
Toshiie Tomida .... producer
Toyoyuki Yokohama .... executive producer
Seiji Yoshida .... producer
 
Original Music by
Tomoki Hasegawa 
 
Cinematography by
Kazuto Sato  (as Kazuto Satô)
 
Film Editing by
Masahiro Ônaga 
 
Casting by
Mamoru Ito 
 
Production Design by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
 
Art Direction by
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
 
Makeup Department
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... special makeup effects artist
 
Sound Department
Masami Nishioka .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Yoshihiro Nishimura .... moldmaker
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jisatsu sâkuru" - Japan (original title)
"Suicide Circle" - International (English title) (literal title), Japan (English title) (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for disturbing thematic elements, strong violence/grisly images and some language
Runtime:
99 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Bat's computer is a black Apple Macintosh PowerPC 5500/225. This model was already discontinued in 1998.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Radio Announcer:There's mass confusion on the platform. This is unprecedented.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Trial of Joan of Arc (1962)See more »
Soundtrack:
Sore dewa minasan sayônaraSee more »

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28 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Not like anything else, 5 September 2007
Author: Anijo from Sweden

I really like 'Suicide Club'. This is a movie that manage to be sometimes scary, and from start to end pretty unpredictable & nerve wrecking. This is not achieved through the basic horror/ thriller formula but rather by using this format in a very personal and original way. Instead of using some crazy person or a monster as a killer with a defined purpose, director Sion Sono puts his characters (and us as viewers) face to face with death more as it actually is: something we all carry with us, but nobody can understand and nobody can escape. So as the story begins, the police that try to investigate the sudden occurrence of mass youth suicide can't rely on previous experiences. How do you stop violent death when the killer actually is inside the mind of the victims? And if you don't know how or why this happens, can you even protect yourself? This is in many ways a much more fascinating & disturbing concept than the extremely over-exploited serial killer running around with a knife/gun/axe or whatever.

In conjunction with the suspense there's some quite poetic parts which touches on the everlasting question: if you can't find a reason behind death, can you really find any reason to live? In this hi-tech, constant mass communication world maybe a lot of us are spending our time trying to escape from such profound questions by engaging in mindless distractions & superficial relations, never contemplating that these actions might be just as empty & worthless as a non-existence. One notion that the movie conveys is that since death is the only inescapable thing inside all of us, we won't find the true core of life anywhere else. We have to search deep within ourselves.

I rate 'Suicide Club' 8/10. For me it was both entertaining & thought provoking.

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