MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 15,957 this week

Survive Style 5+ (2004)

7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 7,484 users  
Reviews: 31 user | 39 critic

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

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 23 Dec 2010
 
list image
a list of 37 titles
created 15 Apr 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 42 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 41 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Survive Style 5+" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Survive Style 5+ (2004)

Survive Style 5+ (2004) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Survive Style 5+.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Stars: Maya Banno, Takahiro Satô, Tadanobu Asano
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An outrageous collection of surreal, short attention span non-sequiturs largely revolving around Guitar Brother, his randy older sibling, and the pair's portly Caucasian brother.

Directors: Katsuhito Ishii, Hajime Ishimine, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Andrew Alfieri, Hideaki Anno, Moyoco Anno
Mystery | Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In dreamlike mountain scenery, Toshiko makes a daring escape from her sexually warped Uncle Sonezaki. Fortunately, she met Samehada as she runs for her life, which is also escaping from ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Ittoku Kishibe, Sie Kohinata
Party 7 (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Seven characters, introduced at the start of the film, get thrown together into the same hotel room: a thief who's stolen a suitcase of money from the mob, his ex-girlfriend, her obsessive ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuhito Ishii
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Keisuke Horibe, Yoshinori Okada
Spider Forest (2004)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A recently widowed TV producer is drawn to an isolated cabin in a mysterious woods.

Director: Il-gon Song
Stars: Woo-seong Kam, Jung Suh, Kyeong-heon Kang
Izo (2004)
Action | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An executed samurai takes an existential journey throughout time, space and eternity in search of bloody vengeance.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Kazuya Nakayama, Kaori Momoi, Ryûhei Matsuda
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The thirty and something years old psychiatrist Dr. Samantha Goodman has an incurable brain tumor that has just started to grow. Felling totally stressed, she decides to spend the weekend ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Fox
Stars: Kate Greenhouse, Bruce McFee, Jeff Seymour
Gozu (2003)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Yûta Sone, Shô Aikawa, Kimika Yoshino
Love Exposure (2008)
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A bizarre love triangle forms between a young Catholic upskirt photographer, a misandric girl and a manipulative cultist.

Director: Shion Sono
Stars: Takahiro Nishijima, Hikari Mitsushima, Sakura Andô
Rampo Noir (2005)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mars Canal - Within absolute silence, a naked man wanders through a dark and depressing landscape recalling the excruciating details of his last encounter with his former lover... See full synopsis »

Directors: Akio Jissoji, Atsushi Kaneko, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Yûko Daike, Chisako Hara
Bus Panic!!! (2001)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Gen Sekiguchi
Stars: Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Jai West, Masanori Hata
Tori (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Tadanobu Asano
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Rinko Kikuchi, Masaru Miyazaki
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Aman
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
Edit

Storyline

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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

19 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Modo de Sobrevivência 5  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Tatsuya Kobayashi: Po.
See more »

Connections

References Ring (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Survive
Written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren
Performed by Cake
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
We're never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy
13 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Just like Seal's 90's hit, "in a world full of people, there's always someone to fly". I would describe this movie as both an expression and example of the people who 'try to fly' - and they are usually considered crazy in society. They try different, previously unheard of things, and sometimes it's genius and sometimes it's a dud. But hey, at least they try.

This movie is absurdingly complicated in a first viewing, yet it delivers with, yes, absolute style. On a second viewing the themes become more apparent, and this is a movie you'll want to see (at least) twice.

Five stories are intertwined, sometimes subtly and others obviously, Tarantino/Ritchie mode, and they all deal with crazy stuff. This is a visual and stylish delight, as well as little bit of a mindtrip. There's symbolism if you look hard enough, but the joy of the movie is the way it deals with different themes - homosexuality, identity, love and death - and shows us that life is indeed a little bit crazy.

Recommended. 8/10


12 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Similar Japanese Films.. punkerjoe-1
U.S. release? Extras with English subs? EvilGnome-1
Aman's wife different incarnations gambit37_
I didn't get this movie AT ALL gus495
Wonderful ending rogercilantro
Great Movie! breakthedisco
Discuss Survive Style 5+ (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?