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Director:
Writer:
Sakichi Satô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 July 2004 (France) See more »
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Plot:
A yakuza enforcer is ordered to secretly drive his beloved colleague to be assassinated. But when the colleague unceremoniously disappears en route, the trip that follows is a twisted, surreal and horrifying experience. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a fascinating nightmare See more (81 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Yûta Sone ... Minami (as Hideki Sone)
Shô Aikawa ... Ozaki
Kimika Yoshino ... Female Ozaki
Shôhei Hino ... Nose
Keiko Tomita ... Innkeeper
Harumi Sone ... Innkeeper's Brother
Renji Ishibashi ... Boss
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô
Kanpei Hazama
Masaya Katô
Tamio Kawaji (as Tamio Kawachi)
Susumu Kimura
Hiroyuki Nagato
Hitoshi Ozawa
Kazuyoshi Ozawa
Sakichi Satô ... Coffee Shop Manager
Tokitoshi Shiota ... Gozu
Tetsurô Tanba
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sakichi Satô  screenplay

Produced by
Kanako Koido .... producer
Harumi Sone .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kôji Endô 
 
Cinematography by
Kazunari Tanaka 
 
Film Editing by
Yasushi Shimamura 
 
Production Design by
Akira Ishige 
 
Set Decoration by
Akira Sakamoto 
 
Makeup Department
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masato Tanno .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Akira Nakano .... sound recordist
Hitoshi Tsurumaki .... sound designer
 
Other crew
Winston Emano .... publicist
David Magdael .... publicist
Christian Storms .... subtitler: English
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gokudô kyôfu dai-gekijô: Gozu" - Japan (original title)
"Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu" - USA
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MPAA:
Rated R for aberrant sexual and violent content, and for language
Runtime:
France:130 min (Cannes Film Festival) | USA:129 min
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Trivia:
The store-owner's American wife knew no Japanese, and had to read her lines phonetically off cue cards posted above her head. She proved to be absolutely hopeless at anything resembling proper pronunciation or competent acting. Director Takashi Miike found the result interesting and displayed the cards for a simultaneously eerie and comedic effect.See more »
Quotes:
Ozaki:Your wiener looks like Frankenstein's.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Visitor Q (2001) (V)See more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
a fascinating nightmare, 17 June 2006
Author: kmevy from Graz, Austria

Gozu is my third miike movie and i have to say that i am again quite astonished. Sure, he didn't wrote the script but the staging of this movie is marvelous (camera angles/lightning/cut etc...). I've never seen a movie with so many scenes which are funny, grotesque and scary at the very same time. This is so fascinating! One moment you could really burst out laughing and then immediately freeze because of the instant turn of events;..and vice-versa. This is also based on the excellent performance of the cast and the very creepy but ingenious sound-design/soundtrack.

Well, it is unavoidable that some might think of gozu as a repugnant and f***ed up movie. But for all those, who would want to take an unique and psychedelic ride: i really recommend to check this one out.

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