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LAST LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE (RUANG RAK NOI NID MAHASAN)
Cinematography by Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love)
With an appearance by Takashi Miike!
" A singular, seriocomic work...elusive and sometimes baffling...superbly photographed." -The Guardian (UK)
"A filmmaker on the forefront of Thai cinema." -New York Times
Recommended! "Strange and elusive." -Chicago Reader
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. Special guest appearance: Takeshi Miike as one of
Directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Thailand/Japan, 2003, 35mm, 112
mins. In Thai with English subtitles.