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Last Life in the Universe (2003)
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Last Life in the Universe (2003)
Original name: เรื่องรัก น้อยนิด มหาศาล
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An obsessive-compulsive Japanese librarian living in Bangkok spends most of his days contemplating suicide in his lifeless apartment. His life changes when he witnesses the death of Nid, seconds before he was about to jump off a bridge. This brings him in contact with Nid's elder sister Noi - these two lost and lonely souls help each other find the meaning to their meaningless existences.
Style: surreal, psychological, serious, atmospheric, lyrical, romantic, captivating, realistic, ambiguous ending, melancholic ...
Plot: suicide attempt, friendship, suicide, destiny, perfectionist, self discovery, opposites attract, romance, couples, love and romance, loneliness, gangsters, car accident, library, relationships, romantic relationship, changing lives, bittersweet, life is a bitch, social problems, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, lifestyle change, character change, drastic change of life, dark humor ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, asia, thailand, bangkok thailand, osaka japan, tokyo

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Duration: 109 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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