Review: Suicide Club (2001)

Don’t loose the connection to yourself in the age of technology, you might as well kill yourself. I think that’s the quick summary.

dvd“SUICIDE CLUB” (Jisatsu s√Ękuru)
2001
Artsploitation/Thriller
Japan

Director: Sion Sono
Stars: Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase, Mai Hosho
Distributor: Danger After Dark
Runtime: 94 mins
DVD REGION 1

“50 high school girls just threw themselves in front of a train.”

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A group of high school girls commit collective suicide at a train station. A wave of suicides flood the city. A stitched roll of human flesh turns up as a message a cople of times and the police investigators can’t seem to find the answer, but maybe a young girl knows how to find the answers.

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A hard hitting and gory movie that’ll stick with me. At first it seemed like a horror, then a thriller, but it’s too surreal and arty. I found it to be an introspective social commentary, and a really well made one. I’ll have to dive in to the forums now, in the meantime: Do you like well made movies who punch you in the face and guts at the same time, well you just check it out! Watch out for the mother who didn’t care if the fingers were in the way while cutting food for her family’s dinner.

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