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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 »

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Wonsuk Chin

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Wonsuk Chin
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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
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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

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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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

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

John Sage: How are you gonna die?
Kenji: Um, she didn't tell me that part, so...
John Sage: She?
Kenji: Death. Well, she showed up this morning and told me that I'm going to die tonight, so she hopes that I can do whatever I want. Isn't that nice?
John Sage: Well, aren't you gonna fight her?
Kenji: What for? I'm not a fool. Would you?
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7 July 2017 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Kenji (Takeshi Kaneshiro) is a Japanese guy living in New York. He spends his days at a local coffee shop. He encounters his mysterious dream girl (Mira Sorvino). She is death and she reveals that he has twelve hours to live.

This is an experimental indie. There is some surrealism but it struck me as fake unreality. One thing that doesn't help is the guy's heavy accent. It actually grew to annoy me. The acting ranges from amateurish to some recognizable veterans like Jeffrey Wright, Michael Imperioli, and Ben Gazzara. This is strictly indie time. It would help to have some better cinematic style. Newbie director Wonsuk Chin tries a few moves but they come off looking amateurish.


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