Death Notice: Ikigami

07/03/2011
  |  Buy to Own: 07/03/2011
  |  133 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Japanese sci-fi drama based on the manga series by Motoro Mase. In the near future, the government has implemented a system in which certain people between the ages of 18 and 24 are eligible to be served with a 'death notice' informing them that they have just 24 hours to live - a policy thought to promote productivity and prosperity for society as a whole. Kengo Fujimoto (Shota Matsuda) is one of those recruited to hand out these death notices, or 'ikigami'. Although he vehemently opposes the law, Kengo is in no position to speak out against it and must continue to face the emotional devastation of his victims as he goes about his work.