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Survive Style 5+ (2004)

Five bizarre stories with no apparent connection to one and other eventually become intertwined, resulting in surreal circumstances.

Director:

Gen Sekiguchi

Writer:

Taku Tada
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tadanobu Asano ... Aman
Reika Hashimoto Reika Hashimoto ... Mimi - Ishigaki's wife
Kyôko Koizumi ... Yoko, Commercial Executive
Hiroshi Abe ... Aoyama, the Hypnotist
Ittoku Kishibe Ittoku Kishibe ... Tatsuya Kobayashi
Yumi Asô ... Misa, Kobayashi's wife
Kanji Tsuda Kanji Tsuda ... Tsuda - Burglar
Yoshiyuki Morishita ... Morishita - Burglar
Jai West ... J - Burglar
Yoshiyoshi Arakawa 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
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A man continually trying and failing to get his wife to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad agency creative director who comes up with one unworkable inane idea after another; a British hitman who only wants to know everyone's function in life; and an unfortunate office worker and father whose brain is left scrambled after a stage hypnotist is murdered in mid-performance. Starting off as unrelated plot lines, they intertwine with each other as they continue on their respective ways. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Quotes

Aman's wife: [mouthed out] Bye-Bye.
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Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

I Will Survive
Written by Dino Fekaris and Freddie Perren
Performed by Cake
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We're never gonna survive, unless we get a little crazy
13 August 2008 | by pmdawnSee all my reviews

Just like Seal's 90's hit, "in a world full of people, there's always someone to fly". I would describe this movie as both an expression and example of the people who 'try to fly' - and they are usually considered crazy in society. They try different, previously unheard of things, and sometimes it's genius and sometimes it's a dud. But hey, at least they try.

This movie is absurdingly complicated in a first viewing, yet it delivers with, yes, absolute style. On a second viewing the themes become more apparent, and this is a movie you'll want to see (at least) twice.

Five stories are intertwined, sometimes subtly and others obviously, Tarantino/Ritchie mode, and they all deal with crazy stuff. This is a visual and stylish delight, as well as little bit of a mindtrip. There's symbolism if you look hard enough, but the joy of the movie is the way it deals with different themes - homosexuality, identity, love and death - and shows us that life is indeed a little bit crazy.

Recommended. 8/10


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Release Date:

19 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Modo de Sobrevivência 5 See more »

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1.85 : 1
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