Genre: Fantasy / Action / Comedy
Director: Gen Sekiguchi
Starring: Tadanobu Asano, Kyōko Koizumi, Jai West, Sonny Chiba, Vinnie Jones
A man repeatedly murders his wife who refuses to stay dead; a self-absorbed ad copy writer who comes up with one ridiculous inane idea after another; a British hit-man who only wants to know everyone's function in life; a trio of marauding youths who break into houses for a living; and an unfortunate father whose brain is left scrambled after a stage hypnotist is murdered in mid-performance. What starts off as unrelated plot lines, soon intertwine with each other in bizarre and unexpected ways.
Survive Style 5+ is one of the coolest, funniest, beautiful, and insane films I have seen in quite awhile. The characters are absurd and over the top, sporting amazingly colorful costumes and their dialogue is simply off the wall. The set pieces are beautiful and mind blowingly surreal. The plot seems to meander in the most random directions. The soundtrack is hilariously ridiculous yet entirely appropriate, highlighted by Cake's superb rendition of Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive. But there is a reason for the insanity as all five story lines come together brilliantly in the end.