Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby darkbluex » Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:01 am

Well a real interesting one would be "Suicide Circle" (2002) by Sion Sono. Its really visceral. 54 Japanese schoolgirls commit mass suicide by jumping in front of a train at rush hour. You will not be able to take your eyes off the screen in addition to thinking about this movie for days. I would have said 'Heathers' but thats an American film, but still darkly comic, nevetheless.
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby Mr. West » Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:54 pm

The Deer Hunter perhaps?
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby lena03 » Tue Apr 29, 2003 5:01 pm

how about Morvern Callar?
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby shoehorn » Thu May 08, 2003 10:01 pm

Bresson's "The Devil, Probably" is an excellent and very realistic study of a young man bent on self destruction.
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby jessiemark1 » Fri May 09, 2003 12:36 am

Maybe Inner Senses,
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby zzzooom » Fri May 09, 2003 9:07 am

For a suicidal comedy you could try L'Emmerdeur featuring Jacques Brel as clumsy would-be suicide case who gets on the nerves of the professional hitman played by Lino Ventura. Apparently this film was badly remade as Buddy Buddy with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemon.
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby stof_ » Tue Jul 22, 2003 7:56 pm

An interesting film that you might really enjoy is the Hanging Garden. Its about a son returning home about 15 years after he commited suicide(its a bit of a magic realist film). So its not quite about suicide, but about what would happen if you could reunite after its occurance. Its one of my favourite movies. Enjoy
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby Arletty » Mon Jul 28, 2003 3:05 am

Series 7
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby briandarr » Tue Jul 29, 2003 12:05 am

There's a fairly recent Korean film called "Peppermint Candy" that begins with a man's suicide and traces his life backwards, carefully illustrating the steps that took him to such a desperate state. (the film predates "Memento" by a year or so, and is ten times better than it!)
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Re: Could you recommend any good film about suicide?

Postby john-5 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 12:37 pm

In the Mexican film i saw yesterday- Japon- a guy from the city goes to stay in a country village, intent on suicide, but comes to care more for life thanks to the gentle humanity of the elderly peasant woman who takes him in as a lodger. Influenced by Tarkovsky and Kiarostami, with a touch of Herzog, and a Bressonian minimalist approach to acting; slowly paced, beautifully shot, a quite superb film from a director of rare promise who respects the viewer and is genuinely interested in the arthouse tradition.
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