5.5/10
474
12 user 5 critic

Too Tired to Die (1998)

Keith is a Japanese twenty-something who is followed by Death in various disguises. When he finally faces her, Death tells him that he has only 12 hours to live and he needs to make the ... See full summary »

Director:

Wonsuk Chin

Writer:

Wonsuk Chin
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Sweet Nothing (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Angel celebrates the birth of his daughter by taking his first hit of crack cocaine. With the hesitant support of his wife, Monika, he joins a friend of his to deal drugs for a short time--... See full summary »

Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Michael Imperioli, Mira Sorvino, Joyce Phillips
Tarantella (1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Diana, a young Italian-American photographer, returns to the city in which she grew up in order to settle her mother's estate. She had not gotten along well with her mother in recent years.... See full summary »

Director: Helen De Michiel
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Rose Gregorio, Matthew Lillard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Kabukicho is a forgotten world. A place where people of different tongues and races meet, where they fight against each other to gain money, power and territory. The struggle which never ... See full summary »

Director: Chi-Ngai Lee
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Mirai Yamamoto, Kippei Shîna
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Princess is determined to restore her homeland's throne to its rightful heir, a young Prince with whom she falls in love.

Director: Clare Peploe
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Ben Kingsley, Rachael Stirling
The Deli (1997)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

"If you like THE SOPRANOS, you'll love THE DELI" - The Phantom of the Movies From director John Gallagher, THE DELI is an enchanting slice-of-life comedy about a hard luck gambler who gets ... See full summary »

Director: John A. Gallagher
Stars: Matt Keeslar, Brian Vincent, Jack O'Connell
Lavender (2000)
Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young woman's life is changed when an angel with a broken wing lands on her balcony.

Director: Kam-Hung Yip
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Kelly Chen, Eason Chan
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

The most spectacular Easter celebration in the World. Hosts of hooded Penitents parade through the ancient, narrow streets

Director: Pepe Danquart
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Olivier Martinez, Féodor Atkine
Comedy | Fantasy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Two young men fall for the woman staying upstairs when she practises J.S. Bach's "Notebook for Anna Magdalena".

Director: Chung Man Yee
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Aaron Kwok, Kelly Chen
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This is a movie about two people (Gigi Leung and Takeshi Kaneshiro), who are destined to be together but by some twist of circumstances they never find each other.

Directors: Johnnie To, Ka-Fai Wai
Stars: Takeshi Kaneshiro, Gigi Leung, Edmund Chen
WiseGirls (2002)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A new waitress working at an Italian restaurant in New York City finds herself entangled in a mob-run underworld of drug dealing and murder.

Director: David Anspaugh
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Mariah Carey, Melora Walters
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three bored Long Island buddies seek excitement on the streets, with perilous results.

Director: Rob Weiss
Stars: Joseph Granda, Patrick McGaw, Steve Parlavecchio
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A documentarian decides to follow the career of New York actress Lisa Picard, believing she is on the brink of fame. Instead, he bears witness to Lisa's continued, humorous, struggles as an... See full summary »

Director: Griffin Dunne
Stars: Laura Kirk, Nat DeWolf, Griffin Dunne
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Kenji
Mira Sorvino ... Death / Jean
Jeffrey Wright ... Balzac Man
Michael Imperioli ... Fabrizio
Geno Lechner ... Pola
Ben Gazzara ... John Sage
Sandra Prosper ... Black Soldier
David Thornton ... Lulu
Aida Turturro ... Fortune Teller 1 & 2
Hye-su Kim ... Anouk
Drena De Niro ... Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ako ... Mother
Bill Dawes ... Dante
Lauren Fox ... Susan
Jamie Harrold ... Air France Airport Clerk
Edit

Storyline

Keith is a Japanese twenty-something who is followed by Death in various disguises. When he finally faces her, Death tells him that he has only 12 hours to live and he needs to make the most of it. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 August 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Tod kann nicht warten See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Kenji: May I have sex with your girlfriend?
John Sage: What?
Kenji: May I have sex, may I sleep with your girlfriend?
John Sage: Is this a joke?
Kenji: No, I just want to make love before I'm dead, and I like her.
See more »

Connections

References The Bank Dick (1940) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Death ought to be more exciting
14 January 2003 | by stefan-144See all my reviews

It's about death, this movie, and the struggle to find meaning to one's life, when having only a few hours to do it. Big subjects, indeed, worthy of a great artist - needing one, really. Writer/director Chin doesn't suffice.

The film plays with classic themes, related to this topic - such as the chess game with the reaper in Bergman's 'Seventh Seal'. Bergman's knight loses the game, but wins the lives of those he has learned to hold dear. In this movie, nothing is gained, and so one wonders: is anything at all lost?

There's an interesting atmosphere in the film, sort of an arty New York setting through an immigrant's eyes, but neither that nor anything else is really followed through. What must be meant to have some profound undercurrent, remains just surface - and a quickly sketched surface, at that. It would have been better to make this film a pure comedy.


0 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 12 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed