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Vital (Japanese DVD)

Vital (Japanese DVD)
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Tetsuo director Shinya Tsukamoto helms a disquieting drama that explores issues of vision, memory, and death. Tadabobu Asano stars as a car accident survivor who enrolls in medical school to pursue his strange fascination with the boundary between life and death. Though pursued by a brilliant upperclassmen, he pours himself into his bizarre studies, which involve the use of a cadaver to help him access memories from his pre-crash past. "A powerful, complex piece in which the hard reality of bone and gristle is a tool to study the relationship between body and soul and the nature of grief" (BBC). In Japanese with English subtitles.

Product ID: 106334
Categories: Movies/Videos, Movies/Videos > Thriller
Supporting language: Japanese
Platforms/media types: DVD
2004, 86 mins