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Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Uebercool and surreal Japanese pop culture overdose. See more (34 total) »


  (in credits order)

Tadanobu Asano ... Aman
Reika Hashimoto ... Mimi - Ishigaki's wife

Kyôko Koizumi ... Yoko, Commercial Executive

Hiroshi Abe ... Aoyama, the Hypnotist
Ittoku Kishibe ... Tatsuya Kobayashi
Yumi Asô ... Misa, Kobayashi's wife
Kanji Tsuda ... Tsuda - Burglar
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Morishita - Burglar

Jai West ... J - Burglar
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa ... Katagiri - Interpreter

Vinnie Jones ... Hired Killer

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Kazama - Advertising Company President (as Sonny Chiba)
Shihori Kanjiya ... Kaho Kobayashi
Tomokazu Miura ... Doctor Yamauchi
Ryûnosuke Kamiki ... Seiichi Kobayashi
Nina Uchida ... Maki - High School girl
Ayano Seki ... Hayashi - High School girl
Tae Kimura ... Stewardess
Kôtarô Shiga ... Taxi Driver

Pierre Taki ... Cop (as Piêru Taki)
Shirô Namiki ... Man from the drug company
Yuka Itaya ... Kazama's Secretary
Miako Tadano ... Mrs. Sasaki - Seiichi's Teacher
Nobumichi Tosa
Kenji Yamauchi
Asumi Miwa
Yamato Imamura ... Boy in Class
Kentaro Honma
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Rinko Kikuchi

Ryô Kase ... Actor in Fantasy Commercial (uncredited)
Masahiko Kawahara ... Director - Fantasy Commercial (uncredited)

Directed by
Gen Sekiguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Taku Tada 

Produced by
Ryoichi Fukuyama .... producer
Hiroyuki Taniguchi .... producer
Original Music by
James Shimoji 
Cinematography by
Makoto Sigma  (as Makoto Shiguma)
Film Editing by
Gen Sekiguchi 
Taku Tada 
Kensuke Sonomura .... stunt rigger
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Shinichi Chiba .... steadicam
Other crew
Ian Carrington .... assistant: Vinnie Jones

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Japan:120 min | Germany:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Hitman:What is your function in life?See more »
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Spoofs Psycho (1960)See more »
I Will SurviveSee more »


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68 out of 77 people found the following review useful.
Uebercool and surreal Japanese pop culture overdose., 3 February 2005
Author: lynxxx from Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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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