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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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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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Ultra Stereo

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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John Sage: I'd like you to come to my place tonight. Anouk and I are hosting a small dinner party and we'd like you to be there. I'll give you the adress. I think it should be fun, if you have nothing better to do. There'll be girls there. Your age.
Kenji: Oh, thank you for your invitation, but what's the use?
John Sage: Well, you say you're gonna die tonight. Don't you think you should live life to the last minute? The last second?
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really really really.. strange.
20 January 2001 | by RaizokSee all my reviews

This movie is like a moving dartboard. details flash before you and as you aim your attention on a particular target, it quickly goes out of reach.

I just rented this flick among 6 others (saw Wall Street before this one, really good movie) simply because Mira Sorvino is a hottie and the premise of the film (guy gets 12 hours to do whatever he wants) sounded intriguing.

It turned out to be something a hell of a lot different.

From the opening credits I was impressed with the set-design, the actor and the way it was being filmed. Fantastic opening scene gave me the feeling I was going to watch something really unique. And I did.

Unfortunately, I cant quite find the words to describe what I saw. It seemed almost like an improvisation. Characters that didnt quite seem to fit in the story, conversations that didnt seem to hold any relevance, plot-twists that were inconceivable. This isnt your typical hollywood film.

Again, I was taken aback by the style of the movie, and I recommend this for those seeking something "different" to comment on along with their friends. Just like "Lost Highway" had an important message locked somewhere in it's tangled skein.

Oh well. That pretty much sums up my opinion of the movie, sorry I couldn't have done a better job. peace out.


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