Survive Style 5+

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Survive Style 5+
Survive style 5.jpg
Japanese DVD cover
Directed byGen Sekiguchi
Produced byRyoichi Fukuyama
Hiroyuki Taniguchi
Written byTaku Tada
StarringTadanobu Asano
Shihori Kanjiya
Kyōko Koizumi
Jai West
Sonny Chiba
Vinnie Jones
Music byJames Shimoji
CinematographyMakoto Shiguma
Edited byGen Sekiguchi
Taku Tada
Release date
Running time
120 min.
  • Japanese
  • English

Survive Style 5+ is a 2004 Japanese film directed by Gen Sekiguchi. It stars Tadanobu Asano, Kyōko Koizumi, Reika Hashimoto, Jai West, Sonny Chiba and Vinnie Jones.


The film follows five simultaneous, loosely linked plot lines, that intertwine and scramble together. A man (Tadanobu Asano) keeps killing his wife (Reika Hashimoto) and burying her in the woods only to find her alive, furious, and waiting for him when he returns home. A suburban family's life is disrupted when the father (Ittoku Kishibe) is permanently hypnotized into believing he is a bird and tries to learn how to fly. A trio of aimless youth pass time by burgling houses. A murderous advertising executive (Kyōko Koizumi) tries to imagine ideas for commercials. The stories clash together through the intervention of a thuggish hitman (Vinnie Jones) and his translator (Yoshiyoshi Arakawa).


Sources and external links[edit]

  • Survive Style 5+ on IMDb
  • Survive Style 5+ at AllMovie
  • SURVIVE STYLE5+ (in Japanese). Japanese Movie Database. Retrieved 2007-07-21.