Reviews and Articles
  • Log in to Add Reviews, Videos, Etc
  • Places to Buy

    Searching for products...

    Item Images
    About This Item

    Unique ID Code: 0000139878
    Added by: Jitendar Canth
    Added on: 23/2/2011 13:58
    View Changes

    Death Notice: Ikigami

    9 / 10
    1 vote cast
    Rate this item
    Inline Image

    His job is to deliver a message: Tomorrow you die...
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 133 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
    Release Date:
    Content Type: Movie

    In the interests of national prosperity, in a near-future Japan all children are given an inoculation on their first day at school. One in every thousand of the injections contains a lethal nano-capsule, which will end the recipient's life some time between the ages of 18 and 24. Having been randomly selected to die, prior to their termination these citizens are given 24 hours' notification of their impending doom in the form of an "Ikigami", a death notice allowing them one final day to say goodbye to loved ones and to come to terms with their fate.

    Among those civil servants tasked with delivering the death notices is Kengo Fujimoto, a young man who secretly harbours reservations about the National Prosperity Law but who dares not speak out for fear of being charged with "thought crimes" against the state. Kengo's moral dilemma regarding the law compels him to breaking the rules of his job by becoming emotionally involved in the lives of the first three people to whom he delivers an Ikigami: a struggling musician who finds fame at the cost of his greatest friendship; the reclusive son of a politician running for office on a campaign that unreservedly supports the National Prosperity Law; and a debt collector whose financial situation is about to become stable enough for him to take his blind sister out of an orphanage and support her himself. Kengo's intervention in the final moments of the lives of these three people has a profound effect that leads him to question everything he has been taught to believe. But what is the cost of change?

    Dark, chilling and deeply moving, Death Notice: Ikigami is a disturbing exploration of and all-too-possible vision of the future.

    Special Features:

    Video Tracks:
    1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo Japanese

    Subtitle Tracks:

    Directed By:
    Tomoyuki Takimoto

    Written By:

    Shôta Matsuda
    Kôji Tsukamoto
    Riko Narumi
    Takayuki Yamada
    Jun Fubuki
    Yuta Kanai
    Kazuma Sano
    Takashi Sasano
    Sansei Shiomi

    Casting By:
    Mitsuyo Ishigaki

    Music From:
    Hibiki Inamoto

    Director of Photography:
    Takahide Shibanushi

    Nobuyuki Takahashi

    Production Designer:
    Kyôko Yauchi

    Akimitsu Sasaki

    Executive Producer:
    Kazuya Hamana


    Your Opinions and Comments

    Be the first to post a comment!