Japanese Horror Film Series: Suicide Club | Interdisciplinary Programs

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:10am
A wave of unexplainable suicides sweeps across Tokyo after 54 smiling high school girls join hands and throw themselves from a subway platform into an oncoming train. Detective Kuroda (Audition’s Ryo Ishibashi) and the rest of the police force are baffled as the bloodbath triggers a wave of suicides across the city. When a cryptic phone call tips off police to a strange website that appears to be tracking the suicides before they happen, the question becomes, are they really suicides at all? This outrageously bizarre, wicked social critique in the form of a creepy and enigmatic detective mystery examines that despair of the disaffected Japanese youth and the influence of pop culture on their lives. From international film festival favorite to cult sensations, Suicide Club is a study of contemporary morality that is gruesome, darkly comic and vividly original. [Synopsis © TLA Releasing] 2002/Sion Sono/94 min. FREE and OPEN ONLY TO LEHIGH UNIVERSITY FACULTY/STAFF/STUDENTS CO-SPONSORS: Asian Studies and Modern Languages and Literatures Department

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