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Last Life in the Universe

Ruang rak noi nid mahasan

Directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang
Thailand, 2003
Drama, Romance
  • Thai
  • English


Kenji is a quiet librarian who seems bent on suicide. That is, until he meets beautiful Noi, who begins to seduce him back to life. A poetic tale about the way fate can bring people together just as their worlds seem on the verge of falling apart.

Our take

Thai auteur Pen-Ek Ratanaruang’s gorgeous, languid, Sundance-playing drama. Its lackadaisical melancholy is perfectly embodied by Japanese film star Tadanobu Asano, who buries himself in the exquisitely muted colors of legendary cinematographer Christopher Doyle. Watch for Takashi Miike’s cameo!

Last Life in the Universe
Directed by Pen-ek Ratanaruang
15 days left

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2003 | 2 wins including: Best Actor (Upstream Prize)

Sundance Film Festival


Toronto International Film Festival


Tribeca Film Festival


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