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Neighbour No. 13 (2005)

Rinjin 13-gô (original title)
Jûzô Murasaki is a boy miscast in his classroom, being frequently abused, tortured, beaten and humiliated by the bully Tôru Akai and his gang of juvenile punks. After years of repression, ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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13-gô / No. 13
Shun Oguri ...
Jûzô Murasaki
Hirofumi Arai ...
Tôru Akai
Yumi Yoshimura ...
Nozomi Akai
Tomoya Ishii ...
Hajime Seki
Minoru Matsumoto ...
Shinigami / God of Death
Yui Nakajô ...
Yuki Akai
Jun Ogasawara ...
Teenaged Jûzô
Masashi Tanaka ...
Teenaged Akai
Hiroshi Okawa ...
Construction Foreman
Gekidan Hitori ...
Comedian on TV
Mitsu Murata ...
Golf Shop Employee
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Kaneda
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God of Death (voice) (as Phil Meyers)
Doug Erholtz ...
No. 13 (voice)
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Jûzô Murasaki is a boy miscast in his classroom, being frequently abused, tortured, beaten and humiliated by the bully Tôru Akai and his gang of juvenile punks. After years of repression, rejection and fear without facing Akai, he develops a psychopathic dual personality with a violent alter-ego. While living in the apartment 13 of a tenement building, he becomes unable to control his violent dark personality, who plots an evil revenge against his upper floor neighbor Akai and his family. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »
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Nice Blend of Revenge and Horror
1 October 2006 | by (Happy Land, who lives in a Gumdrop House on Lolly Pop Lane) – See all my reviews

This movie is a pretty harsh look at how bullying and loneliness can affect someone's life. It's one of the best horror/revenge flicks I've ever seen.

What we have here is a story about a young boy who is abused by his fellow classmates. Due to this abuse he has grown up with a split personality. Which is his bad, vengeful, stronger side. The movie is basically about him coping with the emergence of his Mr. Hyde.

The movie plays incredibly well. Some may have issues with the long scenes, but for me the movie was shot incredibly well. It's this type of movie that makes me roll my eyes at these WB flicks or even TV shows. The cinematography, direction and music was nothing less than awesome. Whenever they show his alter side, it was nothing but pure badass, creepy goosebumps. There really is not much to complain about. It would have been nice to maybe get to know the characters a little more. Maybe to understand why Juzo went so kaka cuckoo. The other slight complaint is the ending. It's a tad confusing, but either way you think how it ended...it works.

This was a damn treat. A serious revenge/horror/thriller flick that delivers on pretty much all cylinders. I think I might start wearing my down vest again.


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