Last Life In The Universe

2003, Movie, NR, 112 mins

There's an unusual talent at play in Thai director Pen-ek Ratanaruang's third feature: Ratanaruang's simple willingness to tie different strands of melancholy melodramas and violent yakuza thrillers together with flashes of surreal mystery immediately sets him apart from the herd. Kenji (Tadanobu Asano) is a depressed Japanese librarian who, when he's not shelving books at Bangkok's Japan Cultural Center library, spends his time in his obsessively ordered apartment contemplating suicide. Such thoughts are nothing new: When his brother, Yukio (Yutaka Matsushige), a gangster from Tokyo who unexpectedly shows up at Kenji's door needing a place to hide, he's hardly surpr...
Released: 2003 Rated: NR Length: 112 mins

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