Battle Royale (2000, Japan)


Starring: Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Genre: Action, Thriller
Language: Japanese
Country:  
My Rating: 5/5

“At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is in a state of collapse. Unemployment is endemic and school violence is out of control. The beleaguered government retaliates with Battle Royale… Each year, a randomly chosen class is pitted against itself on an abandoned island in a cruel game of survival. The rules of the game are simple:

1) it lasts three days; 2) Each player starts with food, water and a “weapon”; 3) if more than one player survives, everyone dies (by detonating special electronic necklaces; 4) there is no escape.

As the game progresses, terror and panic challenge the students’ fragile trust in each other. But despite the game’s brutality, the adolescent players remain obsessed with their crushes, their petty grudges – and their dreams…”

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This entry was published on November 6, 2012 at 1:00 am and is filed under 2000, 5/5 Excellent, Action, Japan, Thriller. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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