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Kichiku dai enkai (1997)

While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and ... See full summary »

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Shigeru Bokuda
Sumiko Mikami
Shunsuke Sawada
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While the leader is in jail, his leftist group is controlled by his girlfriend, but her leadership lacks conviction and perspective. When the leader commits suicide in prison, despair and confusion rule the group and revenge and violence erupts in graphic way. Written by Pascal Grenier <gonin@generation.net>

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Brutal & Brilliant
9 November 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is one sick little film, and on the point of gore it certainly does the trick but, if you're just watching for violence skip the first hour and you'll be happier; however if you want a film that has something to say with fantastic satirical overtones, the constant Japanese struggle between accepting western ideals and tradition, and interesting ideas about power watch it through. At the midpoint of this film it kind of takes on a last house on the left feel when they're out in the woods and that's when the visceral gore starts flying. Makes Buddy G.'s Shock Treatment look like Barney and is impressively shot for a student film with some interesting camera work. This mayn't be the film for everyone (I'm a hardened gore-hound and I squirmed) but if any of these previous things appeal to you definitely put this gem on your to watch list.


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