Last Life in the Universe
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Kenji is a suicide-obsessed Japanese man living in Bangkok. One night he accidentally kills a yakuza gang member who is after his brother. Noi is a Thai working girl living in a burnt-out beach town of Pattaya. The same night Kenji kills the yakuza, Noi accidentally kills her sister. Kenji and Noi hide out together and spend the most next three days hoping to find love, life and redemption.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 90%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's an offbeat romance that defies easy labeling, recommendable as a film buff's pleasure and a semi-audacious art-house curio."
‑ Jeff Shannon, Seattle Times
"An absorbing series of intricately planned shots that play like installation art at a modern museum."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Un film dont les élans singuliers mènent à la fascination."
‑ Jean-François Vandeuren, Panorama
"Macabre film about a suicidal librarian."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"... a dreamy study in stillness broken by suicide fantasies, flashbacks, and the hired killers, but even the violence has a meditative even melancholy quality to it..."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"[Reflects] the growing interpenetration of many individual national cinemas into a cultural conglomerate that reflects the irresistible tide of cinematic globalization."
‑ Andrew Sarris, New York Observer
"There is some lovely filmmaking here, and nice surprises."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"One fascinating -- if not wholly accessible -- movie."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A film that demands second and even third viewings in order to absorb all of its nuances."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"Constantly surprising."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"The film has a precise, slow pace that allows us to get to know these quiet, quirky characters, and an imaginatively experimental approach to their thoughts and dreams."
‑ G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
"The Thai locales, the stars and Doyle's expressive cinematography add up to a disarmingly seductive yet always precarious film experience."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Asano é sempre um ator interessante, mas a montagem é auto-indulgente e o roteiro, pretensioso."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"This trip-hoppy tone poem left me feeling like I'd never seen a movie before."
‑ Andrew Wright, The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
"This arthouse drama could have used less concept and more focused storytelling."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
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