The Suicide Shop – International Trailer (French Cartoon, based on a Novel)

“Has your life been a failure? Let’s make your death a success at The Suicide Shop. Run by the Tuvache family for generations, the shop offers an amazing variety of ways to end it all, with something to fit every budget…”

The Suicide Shop, English subtitled Trailer of the French anime movie, directed by Patrice Leconte & based on the novel by Jean Teulé.

A cross between Charles Addams and Mad magazine, “The Suicide Shop” has cartoony fun with Jean Teule’s cult novel, in which a Parisian family sells all the tools a weary soul could want for offing himself. Since peddling poison vials and at-home seppuku kits struck director Patrice Leconte as too macabre for live-action, the director opted to embrace the absurdity and tell it as a 3D animated musical. Bemusing as that may be, unlike the pic’s depressingly in-demand boutique – one of the few businesses that booms during a recession – this iffy offering seems strangely out of sync with the times.

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