Japanese Title: 生きてるものはいないのか
Romaji: Ikiterumono Inainoka
Japanese Release Date: 18th February, 2012
UK DVD Release Date: 22nd October, 2012 (Third Window Films)
Running Time: 113 mins.
Director: Gakuryu Ishii (aka Sogo Ishii)
Writer: Gakuryu Ishii (Screen Adaptation), Shiro Maeda(Original Story, Screenplay)
Starring: Shota Sometani, Rin Takanashi, Hakka Shiraishi, Asato Iida, Mai Takahashi, Yumika Tajima, Ami Ikenaga, Kota Fudauchi, Keisuke Hasebe, Hiroaki Morooka, Tatsuya Hasome, Eri Aoki, Konatsu Tanaka, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Shoshiro Tsuda, Tateto Serizawa, Chizuko Sugiura, Jun Murakami
Isn’t Anyone Alive? is the latest film from Gakuryu Ishii (formerly Sogo Ishii), a director I have recently discovered after watching his talky serial killer thriller Angel Dust which I loved. This is his first film after taking a decade out to take up a teaching post at Kobe Design University. Ishii once again shows his skill as a director but instead of cult killers he is tackling the absurd.