Harrowing Short Film Depicts a Suicide Attempt in the Heart of Tokyo’s Bustling Nightlife District

Woman bonds with 911 operator in director Jo Motoyo's award-winning work

911 operator in a still from Jo Motoyo's film Midnight
In 2018, Japan's suicide rate hit a 30-year high. TOKYO

An all-too-brief young life flashes before a young woman’s eyes as she swallows pill after pill, waiting for the darkness to overtake her.

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