12 SUICIDAL TEENS Press Notes, Trailers and Photos From Warner Bros. Japan
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan
Official Site: shinitai12.jp (Japan)
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Warner Bros. Pictures Japan has provided information, trailers and large, high-res photos for 12 SUICIDAL TEENS (十二人の死にたい子どもたち, Juni-nin no Shinitai Kodomo-tachi). Promoted as a “non-stop game of suspense”, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Tow Ubukata, and directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi (SPEC, INITIATION LOVE).
12 teenagers meet up at an abandoned hospital. As prescribed, they enter the building, open a safe, take one of the numbered tags from 1 to 12, and head to a “designated place”. None of them have ever met before, but all of them are in despair with their lives and come with one common goal: to euthanize themselves. Going to their deaths together makes the prospect a little less scary, until they discover the body of a 13th teen, freshly dead, is already occupying one of the twelve prepared beds.
Who is he? Was it a suicide? Was it murder? Pausing to figure out the meaning of the 13th body, the teens explore the premises, uncovering clues to possible foul play. Someone else must know their plan. But how?
According to the preset rules of the gathering, the members must take a vote and unanimously agree to proceed. But the unexpected turn of events compels them to hold a discussion and assess each other to solve the mystery before they can go ahead with their original plan. Should they proceed anyway? And is there a murderer among them?
In the process, however, the 12 teens fall into tangle of doubt, lies, suspicion and recrimination, drawing out the real and brutal raw reasons they each seek to end their lives. But now they’re all suspects, and no one can let down their guard. For at any moment, any might transform into a crazed killer. Everyone’s in a massive panic.
Will they go to their deaths in peace or in violence?
Japanese Theatrical Release: January 25, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 118 Minutes
Anri: Hana Sugisaki
Shinjiro: Mackenyu Arata
Nobuo: Takumi Kitamura
Satoshi: Mahiro Takasugi
Meiko: Yuina Kuroshima
Ryoko Akikawa: Kanna Hashimoto
Mai: Ai Yoshikawa
Takahiro: Riku Hagiwara
Kenichi: Yuuto Fuchino
Seigo: Ryota Bando
Mitsue: Kotone Furukawa
Yuki: Aisa Takeuchi
Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Screenplay: Yutaka Kuramochi
Original Story: 12 Suicidal Teens by Tow Ubukata (Bungeishunju Ltd.)
Producers: Nobuyuki Iinuma, Miho Kobayashi
Cinematographer: Shigetomo Madarame
Music: Utena Kobayashi
Production Company: “12 Suicidal Teens” Film Partners
Production Studio: Office Crescendo
Distributor (Japan): Warner Bros. Pictures Japan
International Sales: Nippon Television Network Corporation
© 2019 “12 Suicidal Teens” Film Partners