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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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Mitsugu Sakai
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Kyoko Kakei
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Shintaro Makimura
Yôko Maki ...
Maki Souda
Yuki Ito ...
Ryo Kurosawa
Natsuki Katô ...
Saki Sakurai
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Riki Takeuchi (Sensei)
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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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$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$404,862 (Hong Kong) (22 August 2003)
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The name of the terrorist group, "Wild Seven", is Nanaharras nickname in the original novel. It is also the name of the brand of cigarettes that Kawada smokes in the novel, a nameplay of "Mild Seven". See more »

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Shiori Kitano: [struggling in her dying breath] Can I ask you something? That girl in the painting, Nakagawa Noriko, what's she like?
Shuya Nanahara: Who are you?
Shiori Kitano: Kitano Shiori. You killed my father, Kitano.
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Shiori Kitano: I'm sorry... I never... once... called you, my own father, "Dad."
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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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Battle Royale 1 was quite violent and controversial, but the sequel sure ups the ante on both accounts.
17 January 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Definitely was an interesting movie experience.

Battle Royale 1 was quite violent and controversial, but the sequel sure ups the ante on both accounts. Also,whatever comedy BR1 occasionally had, is nowhere to be seen here.

It's also very easy to see why this movie is, mildly put, disliked in the US... it definitely points several middle fingers in their general direction. While a lot of it might be there just for provocation, there are moments where the semi-philosophical parts actually hit home quite well. Besides being a continuation to BR1, it is actually a movie about freedom... how well it succeeds in that, depends pretty much on the viewer.

I guess my own favourite quote would be : "Blowing a couple of guys away won't change a thing in this country... But I don't know any other way. " ... which is more or less a definition of terrorism these days.


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