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Dead End Run is de eerste film van Ishii sinds het overweldigende Electric Dragon 80.000 V (vertoond op het festival in 2001), waar sommige argelozen nog altijd met verbaasde oren aan ... See full summary »

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Urara Awata
Mikako Ichikawa
Yûsuke Iseya
Jun Kunimura
Ken Mitsuishi
Masatoshi Nagase
Yôji Tanaka
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Dead End Run is de eerste film van Ishii sinds het overweldigende Electric Dragon 80.000 V (vertoond op het festival in 2001), waar sommige argelozen nog altijd met verbaasde oren aan kunnen terugdenken en anderen met een niet eenvoudig te plaatsen gevoel van euforie. Ishii gaat voort op de ingeslagen weg. Dead End Run bestaat eigenlijk uit drie korte films. In het eerste deel zien we een man (Iseya Yusuke, de regisseur van Kakuto) die achtervolgd wordt door een vrouwelijke robot met een voorliefde voor musical liedjes. In deel twee draait de achtervolging om Nagase Masatoshi (bekend als de toerist uit Clara Law's Autumn Moon, maar ook al te zien in Gojoe en Electric Dragon), die door een huurmoordenaar in dezelfde doodlopende steeg gedreven wordt (vandaar de overkoepelende titel). In deel drie wordt Asano Tadanobu achtervolgd door de politie: hij eindigt op een dak waar hij een meisje in gijzeling neemt dat daar was beland om zelfmoord te plegen. Ishii's films combineren de ... Written by ter3

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Dead End Run tickles the senses, and the imagination...
5 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you go into Dead End Run expecting the sequel to Electric Dragon 80,000V you'll be disappointed, this is not the continuation, prequel, or sequel, although most of the people from that film are in this one.. the similarities end there.

Dead End Run explores the connection between life and death, confrontation and resolution, perhaps even love at the brink of heightened danger. To that end this film achieves its goals by presenting to you a series of stories (three in total) with different views of the same theme. They each start off with someone running, and end at a climactic moment, with little dialog or story telling.

Dead End Run is more about capturing a fleeting concept, or an emotion perhaps, its not about a story necessarily. I found this film highly enjoyable, and have already viewed it several times over, each time noticing the amazing detail that went into certain sequences (Steam!) The movie itself does have some faults however, it drags a little too long, while trying to convey emotion and heighten suspense, I feel that it just prolongs the moment and doesn't heighten or add anything to the material at all. However these moments are sparse, as the movie is only 1 hour or so long, the film doesn't leave you hanging for long. Definitely a movie for fans of art, composition, and slow pacing.


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