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3.2
1,171 Ratings

Suicide Club

Jisatsu sâkuru

Directed by Sion Sono
Japan, 2001
Horror, Thriller

Synopsis

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. Are the jumpers part of a cult? What is the connection to the website that chronicles suicides…before they happen?

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Suicide Club Directed by Sion Sono

What are people saying?

  • Coheed 2.5's rating of the film Suicide Club

    An erratic work whose turns become more and more fascinatingly vaguer, and feels similar to the superior 6 part mini-series MPD Psycho by Takashi Miike. It is a fascinating and engaging watch, but its value is not really any deep themes, which are there and probably resonate much more for its original Japanese audience, but as an abstract journey through the country's pop culture and its culture on suicide.

  • Risya's rating of the film Suicide Club

    Contains severe visually gore scenes especially the opening train sequence, it was horrifyingly unforgettable. I mean, who can ever forget a scene where 54 schoolgirls throw themselves in front of an oncoming subway train?! This film asks a whole lot of really hard questions, but doesn't commit itself to giving any clear answer to any of the questions that it poses.

  • Mugino's rating of the film Suicide Club

    Hailing this a masterpiece is giving Sono way too much credit but I wouldn't call it garbage either. I can appreciate what he was aiming for. He just doesn't quite deliver because he gets side-tracked with some self-indulgent detours that weaken the overall film. More ruthless editing could have made this a much tighter, cleverly subversive film. As it is, I'm glad it's over.

  • Gabe's rating of the film Suicide Club

    I'm open to the idea that I just don't understand Japanese culture enough to get this one, but it felt like a fascinating premise and plot that dissolved into nothing. Not just unsatisfying, but totally pointless.

  • Kelvane's rating of the film Suicide Club

    This is a fascinating film. I felt an exhilaration during the suicide scenes with the actors huddled in around the railways. There was this undeniable, nervous energy emanating from them and you wondered, will they jump? It almost felt like Sono was tinkering a bit with the fourth wall and audience during these scenes which had a documentary-type feel to them. Interesting picture.

  • jchandleroc's rating of the film Suicide Club

    I believe there is much more going on in this film than most viewers are willing to recognize. The violence serves as a hyperbolic representation of a consummate loss of connection with the individual and society. The subways are full of tired, lost people with downcast eyes. Sono's characters are grasping desperately for something while their lives come apart at the seams. Brilliant.

  • Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film Suicide Club

    2nd or 3rd rewatch. Suicide Club is one half of Sono's gutting masterpiece: suicide as the question. To appreciate how he builds an unsolvable puzzle out of non-questions and red herrings, among casual musical montages and assorted crazyness. Is it a fad? Hidden messages on TV? A gang? Is it a statement? Murder? Really reflect on it. It took me a couple years to begin to get it. There is no suicide club. Get it?

  • davehalb's rating of the film Suicide Club

    Damn. This is frustrating. I thought this movie was great and they were doing really cool, interesting things and I was totally digging it... until the last 15 minutes when they decided to shit all over everything.