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Battle Royale II (2003)
"Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi  |  5 July 2003 (Japan)
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

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Credited cast:
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Ai Maeda ...
Shûgo Oshinari ...
Takuma Aoi
Ayana Sakai ...
Nao Asakura
Haruka Suenaga ...
Haruka Kuze
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Mitsugu Sakai
Miyuki Kanbe ...
Kyoko Kakei
Masaya Kikawada ...
Shintaro Makimura
Yôko Maki ...
Maki Souda
Yuki Ito ...
Ryo Kurosawa
Natsuki Katô ...
Saki Sakurai
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Riki Takeuchi ...
Riki Takeuchi (Sensei)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aja ...
Kazumi Fukuda
Munetaka Aoki ...
Jun Nanami
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Storyline

Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, and send a class of junior-high students to catch and kill him. Written by Jacquie Allen <madameoneesanbr@darksites.com>

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5 July 2003 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$714,697 (Japan) (4 July 2003)

Gross:

$404,862 (Hong Kong) (22 August 2003)
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Towards the end of the credits a flag is shown, followed by black and white stills from the action sequences in the movie and then a black and white photo of the whole class that participated in the BR2 act, then another BW still of Nanahara and his comrades, and lastly a BW shot of director Kinji Fukasaku. See more »

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Politically Dangerous
26 January 2004 | by (Pro Al Quida?) – See all my reviews

BR 2 never finds the errie tone of the first film or novels. I contribute a great deal of this to the "over the top" acting and lack of serious character development.

What Battle Rotaye 2 does manage to do is pack much more violence into it's running time, and slowly build a very politically incorrect message. I don't agree with the political philosophy here, but I must give Fukasaku credit for having some seriously big balls to make this. Then again, he was dying from cancer so he never had to personnaly face any responsibility. There are many pro Al Quida/ Anti U.S. things going on here, and he hits you over the head with it. From destroying 2 twin towers to living in the mountains of Afghanistan! There is a speech given twice about all the countries the U.S. has bombed (and I agree that America has opened it's self up to global hatred), and it's suggested that Japan goes along with the U.S. cause so many other countries do. The later being Japan's downfall. There is also some anti Israel jabs in a scene showing the children of what looks exactly like West Bank. There is mention of victims of terrorism, but even these characters are easily won over to the side of the terrorist.

This is strong stuff, and I commend Fukasaku for giving me pause to think a little harder about how I stand on global issues. No matter how silly I keep telling myself this film is.....it's one of the most subversive films ever directed toward capitalism.


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