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Last Life in the Universe

“The closest thing to entering a dream state at the movies right now is watching Last Life in the Universe.” Salon

18 August 2017 7 September 2017

Thai dubbed with English subtitles

 

“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 awkward 3 days hoping to find love, life and redemption.

“It's an offbeat romance that defies easy labeling, recommendable as a film buff's pleasure and a semi-audacious art-house curio.” Seattle Times

“One of the year's most original and compelling releases.” Box Office Magazine

“While Last Life boasts two excellent performances -- Asano and Sinitta -- the real stars are the set and Doyle's cinematography.” Film Journal International

“The closest thing to entering a dream state at the movies right now is watching Last Life in the Universe.” Salon

Awards

  • Bangkok International Film Festival 2004: Won FIPRESCI Prize
  • Thailand National Film Association Awards: Won Best Cinematography
  • Thailand National Film Association Awards: Won Best Art Direction
  • Thailand National Film Association Awards: Nominated: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Visual Effects, Best Costume Design
  • Venice Film Festival: Won Upstream Prize Best Actor
  • Fantasia Film Festival: Won AQCC Award
  • Fantasia Film Festival: Won Jury Prize Best Overall Fantasia Film
  • Fantasia Film Festival: Won Jury Prize Best Asian Film
  • Chlotrudis Awards: Nominated: Best Movie, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography
  • Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asia Pacific Countries: Won Best Director

 

About the film

Director: Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Country: Thailand
Year: 2003
Duration: 112 mins