Vital is a Japanese film made in 2004. It was directed by Shinya Tsukamoto and stars Tadanobu Asano as Hiroshi Takagi, a man whose girlfriend dies and who loses his memory in a car accident.
The original concept that inspired Vital was the image of medical students making sketches during a dissection. Tsukamoto visited a medical school and observed a dissection while writing the screenplay, which was originally titled: Dissection Film Project. Leonardo da Vinci's anatomical sketches were a direct inspiration. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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The story is based on a serious car accident, where Hiroshi lost his memory. With the help of his parents, he can at least return to scientific studies, and even a komilitonin falls in love with him ... But this journey to death is also a celebration of life of inspiration, is mature and staged to the point toward the busy and exciting masterpiece with Tadanobu Asano, Kiki and Nami Tsukamoto, the film passes the testimony of hope and life served and contrasts with the brownish walls of the autopsy cellar. A beautiful and succinct drama, not a minute more, always with a concentrated vision of its protagonists.