NIPPON NIGHTS: BATTLE ROYALE
December 27 only
The legendary carnage classic that birthed a genre. A class full of youngsters forced to fight to the death, till only one remains. In 2000 this concept was novel enough to inspire worldwide backlash and censorship. If you secretly liked Hunger Games, despite its young adult angle and the unbearable naming scheme, you’ll love Battle Royale.
Legendary genre master Kinji Fukasaku’s last film, featuring indie-gore god Beat Takeshi, caused a worldwide stir with its brutal, dystopian depiction of population control as entertainment.
The pathos, dark humor, and relentlessly inventive narrative makes it easy to see how this is a film Quentin Tarantino called his favorite movie made after 1992. (Also how Kill Bill player Chiaki Kuriyama ended up on his radar.)
See the cult classic Japanese Parliament calls “crude and tasteless” as they never wanted you to see it, on the big screen!
122m, Japanese w/English subtitles.
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