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Suicide Club (Jisatsu Sâkuru)

Sat, Oct 8 / 3 pm

2002
Dir. Sion Sono
With Ryo Ishibashi, Masatoshi Nagase and Mai Hosho
Digital Projection, 99 min

Fifty-four Japanese schoolgirls simultaneously jump in front of an oncoming train and subsequently a wave of suicides starts to spread countrywide. The investigation of these deaths leads the police to some unexpected suspects: an all-girl pop group, a website of suicide predictions, and a stitched-together circle made of a most unsettling material. Winner of Fant-Asia Film Festival Jury Prize for Most Groundbreaking Film, “Suicide Club” would launch Sono onto the international spotlight.

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