Isn't Anyone Alive?
生きてるものはいないのか(Ikiteru Mono wa Inainoka)
Sunday, July 22, 2012
North American Premiere
People start dying inexplicably, one after the other, after they talk about a bizarre urban myth at a university hospital... As the air of this "energy void" spreads throughout the world, an absurd black comedy starts to take over the universe. Creator of Crazy Thunder Road (1980), Burst City (1982), The Crazy Family (1984), Angel Dust (1994), Electric Dragon 80,000V (2001) and more, Gakuryu Ishii (previously known as Sogo Ishii) has been amusing us by totally overstepping genre boundaries with striking images and music. For his latest feature film Ishii has adapted the Shiro Maeda play Isn't Anyone Alive?, an avant-garde story of 18 young students dying one after another.
Japan, 2011. 113 min. HD Cam, In Japanese with English subtitles. Directed by Gakuryu (Sogo) Ishii. With Shota Sometani, Rin Takanashi, Konatsu Tanaka, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Jun Murakami.
Part of JAPAN CUTS 2012
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