a well photographed picture (thanks to christopher doyle, who did “hero,” among others), but i’m not sure about anything beyond the photography. the story follows a man who is on the verge of suicide, but is “saved” by his nagging brother ringing on the door bell. our protagonist plays a ed norton (in fight club) type of character – life is too easy for him, everything is in its right place, but life is without passion or bliss. in fight club the character discovers these things through destruction, creation and finally (possibly) love. in last life in the universe the protagonist discovers love as his reason for living in the form of a thai girl who is very unlike him.
it’s a tough film to follow in some ways and i fell asleep in the middle of it so i didn’t really help the cause by doing that.