Japan, 2001. The popularity of the music band Desert electrifies young people all over the country. One day, 54 secondary schoolgirls commit suicide in Tokyo by throwing themselves in front of a train at Shinjuku station. This seems to start a whole series of suicides in Tokyo. The police investigates the case, but have nothing to go on: could it all be coincidence? Then a young lady calls the police and points out a web site that could be the key to all the incidents. In addition, a mysterious child rings up detective Kuroda personally and says that another wave of suicides is imminent. Then something happens that no one had counted on...Sono Sion: 'The number of people who commit suicide in Japan is increasing exponentially. It may reflect social conditions: unemployment is rising, the future for students is looking less and less hopeful. In addition, the Japanese are increasingly losing their identity, their social bonds and their tight family structure. Love and friendship are as fragile as glass, people lose their lust for life and happiness. I don't think it makes much difference to them whether they live or die. This film wants to examine this social phenomenon honestly and without prejudice.'

Original title
Jisatsu circle
Filmmaker
Sono Sion
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Japan
Year
2001
Medium
35mm
Length
99’
Language
Japanese
Producer
For Peace Co., Ltd., Omega Project Inc.
Sales
Kadam
Writer
Sono Sion