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Director:
Writer:
Shunji Iwai (written by)
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Release Date:
15 September 2012 (Japan) See more »
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They're dying to keep him alive
Plot:
A biology teacher looks for young suicidal women online to satisfy his taste for blood. Rather than violent, his acts are quite peaceful and always consented. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
insipid and uninvolving See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kevin Zegers ... Simon

Keisha Castle-Hughes ... Jellyfish

Amanda Plummer ... Helga

Trevor Morgan ... Renfield

Adelaide Clemens ... Ladybird

Yû Aoi ... Mina

Kristin Kreuk ... Maria Lucas

Rachael Leigh Cook ... Laura King
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jodi Balfour ... Michaela

Ian Brown ... Jack Hales
R. Nelson Brown ... Nick Williams

Kyle Cameron ... Abbot King

Samuel Patrick Chu ... Brian
Dustin Eriksen ... Gargoyle
Herod Gilani ... Eclipse

Teach Grant ... Morgan Hoffman

Katharine Isabelle ... Lapis Lazuli
Chad Krowchuk ... Polidori
Paul Piaskowski ... Gallows
Mandy Playdon ... Stella Snyder

Ryan Robbins ... Kevin Grant
Klodyne Rodney ... Cashier
Gerry Rousseau ... Scott Adams

Gale Van Cott ... Nurse Ray
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Directed by
Shunji Iwai 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shunji Iwai  written by

Produced by
Deboragh Gabler .... line producer
Shunji Iwai .... producer
Tim Kwok .... producer (as Siew-Loong Tim Kwok)
 
Original Music by
Shunji Iwai 
 
Cinematography by
Shunji Iwai 
 
Casting by
Brad Gilmore 
 
Production Design by
Alexandra Rojek 
 
Set Decoration by
Oscar Trainor 
 
Costume Design by
Tanya Lipke 
 
Makeup Department
Cindy Barlow .... key makeup artist
Paula Demille .... key hair stylist
Nikita Pennock .... swing hair/makeup
 
Production Management
Jocelyn Bishop .... second assistant production manager
Eileen Hoeter .... production manager
Naoko Iwai .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthias Mellinghaus .... first assistant director
Dave T. Nall .... third assistant director
Quincy Wheeler-Hendren .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Kathryn He .... assistant property master
Matthew Law .... on-set dresser
Ron McCall .... property master
Adrian Patterson .... lead dresser
 
Sound Department
Benjamin MacDonald .... sound mixer (as Ben McDonald)
Brian Magrum .... adr mixer
Koji Yamamoto .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Brant McIlroy .... special effects coordinator
Katrina McIlroy .... special effects technician
Martin Testa .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Yuka Hosomi .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Jeffery Ong .... stunt coordinator
Chad Sayn .... assistant stunt coordinator
Chad Sayn .... stunt rigger
Maja Stace-Smith .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ahmad Badawi .... lighting technician
Brett Hill .... electrician
Cliff Hokanson .... steadicam operator (as Cliff Hokansen)
Rina Hoshino .... camera crew translator
Masami Ishitsuka .... camera operator
Masashi Ishizuka .... first assistant camera
Hajime Kato .... digital imaging technician
Prem Marimuthu .... gaffer
Tyler Jinx Moore .... key grip
Kôji Onomichi .... camera operator
Nicholas J. Palfy .... grip intern
Ronald Richard .... lighting technician
Jan Wolff .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Brandy Davis .... casting assistant
Kyle Dean .... casting assistant
Tiffany Mak .... casting associate
Annette McCaffrey .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brittany Elchuk .... assistant costume designer
Brittany Elchuk .... set costumer
Cassandra Marbach .... truck costumer
 
Editorial Department
Emiko Kagawa .... post production intern
Nodoka Kato .... post-production consultant
J. Kitazaki .... project manager: EFilm
Nobuo Mita .... post production intern
Leroy Wolf .... color timer
 
Transportation Department
Tony Boulter .... production driver
Ben Liljedahl .... transportation captain
Kent MacDonald .... transportation co-coordinator
Rick MacKay .... transportation coordinator
Ross Martin .... production driver
Brian Mcrae .... driver: cast
Peter Road .... production driver
Rainer Scheelisch .... driver
Lorraine Stomperud .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Wendy L. Adjoury .... first assistant coordinator
Frank Ciofitto .... key p/a
Deb Cole .... product placement coordinator
Dale Cornick .... production accountant
Todd Daulby .... stand-in
Rick Fearon .... location scout
Olivia Gauer .... key p/a
Weyen George .... key p/a
Tarô Gotô .... english supervisor
Stacey Harris .... production coordinator
Eileen Hoeter .... finch wrangler
Kirk Jarrett .... horse wrangler
Krista Johnston .... clearances
Fiona Kayitesi .... payroll accountant
Maya Lim .... script supervisor
Rhona Medina .... assistant to director
Aki Mizuno .... assistant to director
Kaity Muir .... production intern
Matt Porter .... assistant to producer
Tany Rangen .... assistant to producer
Sandy Reynolds .... craft service
Steve Sangster .... assistant location manager
Katy Townsend .... researcher
Linda Yip .... location manager
 

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Rated R for some disturbing violent content and, language
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120 min
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Simon:What's going on? Mina. Do you really want to die? Let me ask you something, Mina. Do you know yourself? You, who decides to kill yourself, but do you really know who you are? Do you know that self? I mean, there are 60 trillion cells inside of you. Do you know that? I mean, how often do you think about that? Mina.
Mina:I don't.
Simon:Yes, you do. You think about them all the time. You just don't think about it in the right way, I mean... If your body is an apartment complex, those 60 trillion cells are your... your tenants. They need ventilation, right? So you breathe. They need nourishment, so you eat. When they seek renewal, they nudge you with a little bit of a...
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4 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
insipid and uninvolving, 29 November 2013
Author: CountZero313 from Japan

Iwai steps out of his Japanese comfort zone to produce an all-English film that never sparks to life. A young teacher with a thirst for blood helps wannabe suicides to die, at the same time taking payment in blood to satisfy his craving.

Iwai goes after lyricism and visual poetry but forgets plot and character. These dull, droll people - they are all too sharp, witty, beautiful, young and clear-eyed to in any way convince that they are clinically depressed - wander through the frame, spouting little clunky monologues that are forgotten as soon as heard. There are some nice images here, you'd expect no less from Iwai, but the master storyteller who gave us Swallowtail and Love Letter does not inhabit this film. The subtlety and youthful longings that permeated Hana and Alice are also conspicuous by their absence. There is no dramatic tension, no empathy, no persuasive on-screen relationships - Martin and his mother never really convey a sense of shared history. A relationship with a cop seems forced in order to introduce an equally wooden stalker character. The script is badly under-realised, and everything after that can't move beyond that initial failure.

Iwai on top of his game is one of the world's best filmmakers, so it is deeply disappointing to see this flat, facile film in his oeuvre. Brief glimpses of his visual prowess remain, and allied to a stronger narrative, give hope that the old Iwai will show up in his next film. It's small consolation for having to sit through this.

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