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Eri Eri rema sabakutani (2005)

A.D. 2015: A virus has been spreading in many cities worldwide. It is a suicidal disease and the virus is infected by pictures. People, once infected, come down with the disease, which ... See full summary »

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Shinji Aoyama

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Shinji Aoyama
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tadanobu Asano ... Mizui
Aoi Miyazaki ... Hana
Mariko Okada Mariko Okada ... Navi
Masaya Nakahara Masaya Nakahara ... Asuhara
Yasutaka Tsutsui Yasutaka Tsutsui ... Miyagi
Masahiro Toda ... Natsuishi
Shingo Tsurumi ... Kazemoto
Yûsuke Kawazu ... Miyazawa
Erika Oda Erika Oda ... Eriko
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A.D. 2015: A virus has been spreading in many cities worldwide. It is a suicidal disease and the virus is infected by pictures. People, once infected, come down with the disease, which leads to death. They have no way of fighting against this infection filled with fear and despair. The media calls the disease "the Lemming Syndrome". Written by anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 January 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani? See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Brilliant.
18 August 2006 | by lilyphilia-1See all my reviews

"My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"-- these were the last words of Jesus on the cross, and is the translation of the title of this film.

Minimal dialogue, beautiful sounds, desolate scenery-- With all of those aspects, I found 'Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani' to be a beautiful film. The story in itself is something unique and untouched before-- an illness that drives people to suicide, the only cure being sound... Acting by Asano Tadanobu only makes the film more stunning-- he plays his usual disconnected and silent character, but it was very effective in this film, maybe more so than in his other works.

Combining the crazy guitar of 'ELECTRIC DRAGON 8000V' with the subtle beauty of 'Last Life in the Universe', I found 'Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani' to be a very interesting, enjoyable film of beauty and disconnect.

I can see where some people would not like this film-- the plot isn't very clear at times, and minutes and minutes pass by with almost no words spoken at all. A melancholic feeling is carried on throughout the entire movie-- with the slow, sorrowful piano often playing in the background, I might even call 'Eli Eli' a bit depressing. But if you're interested in artistic films that take you on a journey, then I think you should see 'Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani?'.

I doubt that this movie will ever be for sale on DVD in Europe or North America... But if you speak Japanese, definitely buy the DVD from a seller in Japan.


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