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Suicidal Librarian, Chain-Smoking Slob Discover Life's Elusive Symmetries

From the Village Voice...
"Life or death; which one has the nastier sense of humor? A couple of the characters in Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Last Life in the Universe may be starting to wonder. A shy Japanese librarian in Bangkok, Kenji (Tadanobu Asano of Zatoichi) has a chronically interrupted suicide wish. He's unsuccessfully acquainted with the noose, the smothering pillow, even the gun secreted inside a teddy bear. The film unfolds as a serene experiment in dissonance: long snatches of boy-girl quiescence occasionally broken by snarling bursts of gangster mayhem." Read More.