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Rinjin 13-gô
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Hajime Kado (screenplay)
Santa Inoue (manga Rinjin 13-gô)
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Jûzô Murasaki is a boy miscast in his classroom, being frequently abused, tortured, beaten and humiliated... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Shidô Nakamura ... 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
Gekidan Hitori ... Comedian on TV
Mitsu Murata

Takashi Miike ... Kaneda
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Directed by
Yasuo Inoue 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Santa Inoue  manga Rinjin 13-gô
Hajime Kado  screenplay

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer: Media Suits
Yûji Ishida .... associate producer
Kumi Kobata .... executive producer: Media Suits
Hajime Kohama .... producer: PICS
Masayuki Miyashita .... executive producer: Amuse Soft Entertainment
Original Music by
Reiji Kitazato 
Cinematography by
Taro Kawazu  (as Tarô Kawadu)
Film Editing by
Urahama Taro 
Shôjirô Urahama 
Production Design by
Tsutomu Imamura 
Makeup Department
Etsuko Egawa .... special makeup effects artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mizuo Wakai .... assistant director
Sound Department
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound effects (as Kôji Kasamatsu)
Mineharu Kitamura .... sound
Yoshiki Matsunaga .... sound designer: Digital Circus
Kevin Patzelt .... adr mixer
Kevin Patzelt .... dialogue editor
Pat Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Taku Inoue .... animation director: PICS
Music Department
Naojirô Hayashi .... composer: closing theme "Hagareta yoru" (as Hirakawachi Icchôme)
Ryuunosuke Hayashi .... composer: closing theme "Hagareta yoru" (as Hirakawachi Icchôme)

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"Rinjin 13-gô" - Japan (original title)
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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and nudity
Japan:115 min | Argentina:115 min
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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Not a horror film--not even a good drama, 23 June 2009
Author: Der_Schnibbler from Germany

If you are expecting horror, forget it. If you are expecting "psychological thriller," forget that too. In fact, if you are expecting anything halfway moving, gripping, or attention-grabbing in the least, FORGET ALL ABOUT IT.

The film has a decent premise but unfortunately displays the absolute worst traits of a certain strain of Japanese horror films which, as another reviewer mentions, owe a lot to Miike's more exasperatingly BORING experiments, such as that "Ichii" crap.

The problem here is that this movie move's at a snail's pace. That would have been alright had there been some kind of payoff, but there is not. Characters stare at each other for MINUTES ON END inexplicably in the middle of a @#$# conversation, children see dead, bloodied bodies and simply stand there aloof like scarecrows before casually walking away--countless reactions are completely fake and unrealistic. The film was a great idea but any kind of dramatic effect is robbed from it by the stupid SILENCE and stilted dialogue which plagues the entire film.

If you think boring crap such as "964 Pinocchio" and the "All Night Long" series were "disturbing," you'll probably like this film too. If you're looking for a REAL MOVIE, you'll wish you hadn't given it the chance in the first place, especially considering it's nearly two hours long. (If they had had haflway normal dialog and half-way HUMAN reactions among characters, the film would've been an hour and a half).

If you're looking for good Asian horror/revenge/drama, see the Korean "Oldboy." As far as "Rinjin 13-gô" goes: AVOID.

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