IMDb > Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Ruang rak noi nid mahasan
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Last Life in the Universe (2003) More at IMDbPro »Ruang rak noi nid mahasan (original title)

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   8,957 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 3% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Contact:
View company contact information for Last Life in the Universe on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
8 August 2003 (Thailand) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
A suicidal, obsessively compulsive Japanese librarian is forced to lie low in Thailand with a pot-smoking woman coping with the recent loss of her sister. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
7 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Whimsical See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tadanobu Asano ... Kenji
Sinitta Boonyasak ... Noi
Laila Boonyasak ... Nid
Yutaka Matsushige ... Yukio
Riki Takeuchi ... Takashi

Takashi Miike ... Yakuza
Yôji Tanaka ... Yakuza (as Yohji Tanaka)
Sakichi Satô ... Yakuza
Thiti Rhumorn ... Jon
Junko Nakazawa ... Librarian
Akiko Anraku ... Japanese Housewife
Nortioshi Urano ... Salaryman
Phimchanok Nala Dube ... Girl in Jon's Apartment
Ampon Rattanawong ... Jon's Underling
Jakrarin Sanitti ... Jon's Underling
Songsith Visunee ... Old Man on the Bus
Prayoon Tiancharoenwong ... Old Man at the Outdoor Bar
Jakrapan Ruttajak ... Security Guard
Tittiwat Kuldilok ... Security Guard
Sungwon Jermpan ... Security Guard
Yuki Tsudoi ... Grand Hostess
Create a character page for: ?

Directed by
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang  writer
Prabda Yoon 

Produced by
Hiromi Aihara .... associate producer (as Aihara Hiromi)
Yoshikiyo Arai .... executive producer (as Arai Yoshikiyo)
Wouter Barendrecht .... producer
Pawadee Chantanom .... executive producer
Meileen Choo .... executive producer
Charoen Iamphungporn .... executive producer
Fran Rubel Kuzui .... executive producer
Kaz Kuzui .... executive producer
Duangkamol Limcharoen .... producer
Tatsuya Mukai .... line producer: Osaka
Nonzee Nimibutr .... producer
Michael J. Werner .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hualampong Riddim 
Small Room 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Doyle 
 
Film Editing by
Patamanadda Yukol 
 
Casting by
Sukumapon Suthisrisinlpa 
 
Production Design by
Saksiri Chantarangsri 
 
Art Direction by
Wittaya Chaimongkol 
Monchai Tongsrisuebasakul 
James David Goldmark (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Sombatsara Teerasaroch 
 
Makeup Department
Sittiporn Rujiwongsathaporn .... makeup artist
Miho Shimizu .... makeup artist: Osaka
Montri Wadia-Iad .... makeup consultant
Thanakorn Yimngam .... hair stylist (as Tanakorn Yimngam)
 
Production Management
Orathai Kitinirunkul .... assistant production manager
Ratchana Nimchareonpong .... assistant production manager
Chatchai Phutsorn .... assistant production manager
Phalathon Siraksha .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Chedpong Laoyant .... first assistant director
Piraphan Laoyont .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kanyarat Buddhasas .... art department coordinator
Manop Chakklang .... prop man
Satit Chutiwatpongsatorn .... prop man
Chatupoom Losiri .... artist
Anusorn Pinyopojanee .... property master
Papong Sakweeradetkul .... prop man
Rewat Sikemngam .... artist
Padet Sritapanya .... artist
Nipon Subsri .... assistant property master
Surasak Sukwiset .... assistant art director
Taweep Tuakunta .... stand-by prop man
 
Sound Department
Sunij Asavinikul .... sound designer (as Sunit Asvinikul)
Sunij Asavinikul .... sound mixing engineer (as Sunit Asvinikul)
Peamsak Asvinikul .... foley artist
Vanchal Boonprasert .... foley artist
Thanapong Boonyachai .... assistant mixing engineer
Sanya Chalyapetch .... boom operator
Somchai Chansook .... adr recordist
Preeda Gunbutr .... sound effects editor
Phannipha Kabillikavanich .... sound mixing engineer
Nakorn Kositpaisain .... assistant sound designer
Amornbhong Methakunavudh .... sound designer
Ariya Naslongkla .... sound designer (as Ariya Na Slongkla)
Ariya Naslongkla .... sound effects (as Ayria Na Slongkla)
Ariya Naslongkla .... sound mixing engineer (as Ariya Na Slongkla)
Noriaki Nishimura .... sound mixer: Osaka
Todsavorn Noorasedbuniaeo .... assistant mixing engineer
Toshio Okazaki .... sound mixer: Osaka
Utid Phromma .... sound effects editor
Niwat Sumneangsanor .... sound recordist (as Nipat Sumneangsanor)
Tanin Tienkaew .... sound editor
Mirai Ueno .... dubbing mixer
Masaaki Yamamori .... sound mixer: Osaka
 
Special Effects by
Thamrong Prinyaknit .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Sornrop Chankeewong .... optical effects & subtitling
Sannucha Dhisayabutr .... optical effects & subtitling
Suchart Hongsmut .... optical effects & subtitling
Pravit Jaivijit .... optical effects & subtitling
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ekachai Chalyen .... best boy
Chankit Chamnivikaipong .... camera operator: second unit (as Chankit Chamniwikaipong)
Chankit Chamnivikaipong .... underwater camera operator (as Chankit Chamniwikaipong)
Pramett Chankrasse .... still photographer
Naruphol Chokanapitak .... assistant camera: second unit (as Naruepol Chokkanapitak)
Toshinori Ekawa .... lighting: Osaka
Sombat Imrattanarak .... best boy
Kei Katsuma .... lighting: Osaka
Prompop Lee .... assistant underwater camera operator
Rittikorn Manonom .... focus puller (as Rittikom Manonom)
Narong Nakwatchara .... second assistant camera
Suntharika Nguanhom .... second assistant camera
Masamichi Ohmachi .... lighting: Osaka
Mitsumasa Okamoto .... lighting: Osaka
Chalerm Paipad .... lighting department head (as Chaloem Phaiphad)
Waranon Phaiphad .... second assistant camera
Kultida Piriyaphan .... still photographer
Rewat Prelert .... assistant camera: second unit (as Rewat Preelert)
Sittichoke Sae-Kuay .... best boy
Mongkoi Saengow .... assistant underwater camera operator
Ekachai Suwanprateep .... best boy
Sittchai Suwanprateep .... best boy
Wanchai Yuboonchoo .... best boy
 
Animation Department
Kompin Kemgumnird .... animator
 
Casting Department
Maneeya Herman .... casting crew
 
Editorial Department
Uthit Netwong .... negative cutter
Sakchai Nuengsawad .... negative cutter
Manop Petchiu .... negative cutter (as Manop Petchyu)
Supamol Pleumchusak .... color timer
Passakorn Yaisiri .... color timer
 
Other crew
Howard Frumes .... counsel: USA
Pison Santawanpas .... lab consultant
Chuck Stephens .... subtitler: English
Nattakarn Thongwan .... production coordinator
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies
Create a character page for: ?

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ruang rak noi nid mahasan" - Thailand (original title)
See more »
MPAA:
Rated R for violence, sexual content, language and drug use
Runtime:
112 min | UK:109 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Ireland:15 (IFCO) | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18PL (uncut version) | New Zealand:R16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:M18 (DVD rating) | Singapore:NC-16 (cut) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the library, you can see a poster of "Ichi the Killer", Asano Tadanobu's earlier film, for a few seconds. It's his character, Kakihara.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Ichi the Killer (2001)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
18 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Whimsical, 24 January 2005
Author: wanchope from Singapore

there's something about this movie that makes me just want to break out in a big smile, and it has nothing to do with my thinking the lead actress is really pretty. the visual composition of this movie as with most movies by Christopher Doyle is amazing. you could stop the movie at any point and it would make an award winning photograph. Tadanobu Asano also displays in this movie why he is one of my favourite actors. his performances in this movie, ichi the killer and zatoichi should rate him as one of the best actors outside of Hollywood(not that that makes him worse than anyone there, and he should stay out of Hollywood but thats a totally different subject for another day). the film itself has a pretty simple storyline, but follows a rather similar tone to another movie that was released last year, lost in translation. personally i felt this movie was superior because it seemed less contrived and pretentious. plus the extra little storyline with the yakuza is fall-off-your-chair funny. with hints of wong kar wai this is a very refreshing movie that should help get back your faith that good movies can still be made on small budgets.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (45 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
All The Extras kav2001c
Didn't exactly understand...the ending KadajJenova
Recomendations crippler9
question ljandiern2001
The constant ringing of bells chromaclone
Noi's bruises when passed out on Kenji's lap. LIcyclist
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Freeway Intermission Enter the Void 101 Reykjavík Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb Thailand section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.