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Vital (2004)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  11 December 2004 (Japan)
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After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Hiroshi Takagi
Nami Tsukamoto ...
Ryôko Ooyama
Kiki ...
Ikumi
Kazuyoshi Kushida ...
Hiroshi's father
Lily ...
Hiroshi's mother
Hana Kino ...
Mrs. Ooyama, Ryôko's mother
Gô Rijû ...
Dr. Nakai
Jun Kunimura ...
Mr. Ooyama, Ryôko's father
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Dr. Kashiwabuchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takashi Akiba
Toshiki Ayata
Kazuko Emura
Asako Endô
Kuniko Fukuda
Takashi Furuya
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After a tragic car accident where his girlfriend Ryôko Ooyama (Nami Tsukamoto) died, Hiroshi Takagi (Tadanobu Asano) suffers amnesia with his memories completely blanked. When he sees a book about dissection, he decides to join the medical school with the support of his parents. In the dissection class, his group participates of the autopsy of a young woman, and while cutting apart the tissue, he partially recalls his accident. Later, when he sees a tattoo in the arm of the corpse, he discloses that she was his girlfriend and becomes obsessed to go further in the examination of the body. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some aberrant sexual behavior, disturbing images and brief language | See all certifications »
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Vital: Autopsia di un amore  »

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Unexpected Deep Feelings From Tsukamoto
16 July 2007 | by (Cincinnati, OH, United States) – See all my reviews

Vital contains a single scene of such true, deep, tearjerking, aching love that despite all of its sleepy subtleties, it is truly great cinema. This scene makes you cry and relate to it, and only one who's ever been in deep, heavy, painful love with someone can watch it and understand what I mean. It's such stirring drama in one shot lasting about 5 minutes between two people, and you want that scene to last forever. I haven't felt any kind of emotion like that from a movie in God knows how long.

There isn't much else to say about this film. Somehow, Tsukamoto has made a film so powerful based on one scene that is more emotional and moving than any work I've seen in nearly a year from many much much less dry filmmakers.


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