Odd Film: Ikinai

I just watched the 2nd half of a Japanese film which “World Movies” was calling “Cant Live” Took me most of the film to find it’s actual name.

The Film is really called Ikinai which my rather rudimentary Japanese translated to don’t go although it’s possible that it’s a homonym for can’t live.

The film is a black comedy about mass suicide… That says it all really, What I missed at the start was a bunch of suicidal Japanese people organising a bus trip to a place which is well known for accidents with the intention of faking an accident so that their families can still collect on their life insurance insurance.

I gather that someone gets on the bus witha ticket originally purchased for her uncle, I don’t know why he’s not on the bus, I guess he died of natural causes.

Anyway this is their story.

I’m not going to say much more about the film because I have no idea what it’s about. But the ending was interesting or at least I liked it.

If you want to catch it it’s on World Movies Channel (Sky 331) on the following dates and times:
September 16th at 5:05pm
September 18th at 3:25pm
September 21st at 5:25pm
September 23rd at 3:30am
September 23rd at 5:05pm

Author: Omar

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