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Too Tired to Die (1998)

Keith is a Japanese twenty-something who is followed by Death in various disguises. When he finally faces her, Death tells him that he has only 12 hours to live and he needs to make the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Takeshi Kaneshiro ... Kenji
Mira Sorvino ... Death / Jean
Jeffrey Wright ... Balzac Man
Michael Imperioli ... Fabrizio
Geno Lechner ... Pola
Ben Gazzara ... John Sage
Sandra Prosper ... Black Soldier
David Thornton ... Lulu
Aida Turturro ... Fortune Teller 1 & 2
Hye-su Kim ... Anouk
Drena De Niro ... Waitress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ako ... Mother
Bill Dawes ... Dante
Lauren Fox ... Susan
Jamie Harrold ... Air France Airport Clerk
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Keith is a Japanese twenty-something who is followed by Death in various disguises. When he finally faces her, Death tells him that he has only 12 hours to live and he needs to make the most of it. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

8 August 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Tod kann nicht warten See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Quotes

John Sage: I'd like you to come to my place tonight. Anouk and I are hosting a small dinner party and we'd like you to be there. I'll give you the adress. I think it should be fun, if you have nothing better to do. There'll be girls there. Your age.
Kenji: Oh, thank you for your invitation, but what's the use?
John Sage: Well, you say you're gonna die tonight. Don't you think you should live life to the last minute? The last second?
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References The Lover (1992) See more »

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Very interesting movie I happened upon on Netflix
20 May 2017 | by pojeremySee all my reviews

Interesting film and perspective. Humor is off beat, more subtle innuendo than in your face but works. Knowing that it came out in 1998 far earlier than other now classic Korean films, TIRED probably has influenced Korean cinema in one way or another by paving the way in a rather great cast way and delivery. The quirky story which is far more typical of Korean cinema was probably not appreciated at the time but I think resonates much more clearly today due to greater exposure to Asian cinema and Korean cinema specifically. I liked the film especially seeing actors such as Jeffrey Wright and Takeshi Kaneshiro who have developed quite the career. It's always nice to chance upon films in Netflix archives that delight!


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