Survive Style 5+ (2004)

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Five bizarre stories, with no apparently connections, get intertwined resulting in a surreal situation.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reika Hashimoto ...
Mimi - Ishigaki's wife
Yoko, Commercial Executive
Aoyama, the Hypnotist
Ittoku Kishibe ...
Tatsuya Kobayashi
Yumi Asô ...
Misa, Kobayashi's wife
Kanji Tsuda ...
Tsuda - Burglar
Yoshiyuki Morishita ...
Morishita - Burglar
J - Burglar
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ...
Katagiri - Interpreter
Hired Killer
Kazama - Advertising Company President (as Sonny Chiba)
Shihori Kanjiya ...
Kaho Kobayashi
Tomokazu Miura ...
Doctor Yamauchi
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ...
Seiichi Kobayashi


A man continually trying and failing to get his wife to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad agency creative director who comes up with one unworkable inane idea after another; a British hitman who only wants to know everyone's function in life; and an unfortunate office worker and father whose brain is left scrambled after a stage hypnotist is murdered in mid-performance. Starting off as unrelated plot lines, they intertwine with each other as they continue on their respective ways. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

19 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Modo de Sobrevivência 5  »

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1.85 : 1
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Uebercool and surreal Japanese pop culture overdose.
3 February 2005 | by (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Survive Style 5+ is without a doubt one of the most bizarre, beautiful , original and over the top films I have seen in the past few years. I couldn't help but smile throughout the entire movie. It's simply unlike anything you have ever seen before. Mindblowing decors, surreal dialog, commercial breaks, hit men & hypnotists. It really is an amazing collection of scenes that are edited and interwoven in a unique way. The oil-painting-like colors and completely insane soundtrack alone are worth it. Add some of the "coolest" actors: Tadanobu Asano and Vinnie Jones and you have yourself one of the most original and entertaining movies coming out of the far east in a long long time.

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