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Alex Von David (english adaptation)
Richard S. Chung (english adaptation)
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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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Cast

  (in credits order)

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
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

Takashi Miike ... Kaneda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Cansino ... God of Death (voice: English version) (as Phil Meyers)
Doug Erholtz ... No. 12 (voice: English version)

Megan Hollingshead ... Nozomi (voice: English version) (as Karen Thompson)

Yumi Kato ... Amusement Park Attendant
Wendee Lee ... Young Murasaki (voice: English version)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Young Akai (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall ... Yuki (voice: English version)

Liam O'Brien ... Toru Akai (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Hajime Seki (voice: English version) (as Sam Regal)
Keith Silverstein ... Friend (voice: English version) (as David Keefir)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Landlord (voice: English version)
Steve Staley ... Juzo Murasaki (voice: English version) (as Steve Cannon)
Julie Ann Taylor ... Kid (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... TV Detective (voice: English version)

Directed by
Yasuo Inoue 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard S. Chung  english adaptation
Santa Inoue  manga Rinjin 13-gô
Hajime Kado  screenplay
Alex Von David  english adaptation

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer: Media Suits
William Hellfire .... production supervisor (english version)
Yûji Ishida .... associate producer
Kumi Kobata .... executive producer: Media Suits
Hajime Kohama .... producer: PICS
Masayuki Miyashita .... executive producer: Amuse Soft Entertainment
Kaeko Sakamoto .... producer (english version)
Eric P. Sherman .... producer (english version)
John Sirabella .... executive producer (english version)
 
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
 
Production Management
Megumi Kunisada .... production manager (english version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mizuo Wakai .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Sean Thomas Foye .... recording engineer: english version
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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Also Known As:
"Rinjin 13-gô" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and nudity
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Japan:115 min | Argentina:115 min
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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Great!, 27 November 2005
Author: UberNoodle from Japan

I have just watched the film, and there is not much I can say without spoiling some of it for you. Let's just say that is a revenge film, and like many Japanese films of its type, insanity plays a part. The film starts when a young man, Juzo, gets a job at a construction company. We learn that Juzo spent much of his school years hiding from bullies (and from the introduction, also being tortured in some VERY shocking ways). The cruel attacks by his supervisor at the site begin to affect Juzo, bringing more and more of his school memories to the surface, and the desire for REVENGE.

*The Neighbour Number 13 (Rinjin jusan go)* That's all I can say really, as I don't want to spoil or diffuse this film. I am pretty sure if you do a search you will find a couple of reviews on the boards, from the cinema release, but beware of spoilers: the story is everything in this film, there are few twists and turns, and some sections will leave you stumped.

I liked this film: it is very stylishly shot, and the use of colour is fantastic in some scenes. I have never read the original comic that this film is based on, but I can only assume that the film's many lapses into the surreal are faithful to the source: there is even an animated section of the film, and identifying the reality in this film is not always an easy thing to do.

There are some very still sequences that reminded me of Kitano's films (Hanabi or Brother in particular), and some of the more insane scenes are definitely like adding a pinch of Miike to the mix. While there is a fair bit of violence in the film, most of it occures offscreen, though the fate of one character is shown particularly graphically.

One aspect of the film that I am sure is from the source material, as it seems to be a very manga thing to do, is the depiction of some of the more grosser things in life, ie: bodily excretions, both liquid and solid are shown in this film, when I am sure few Hollywood films would not. It's nothing too graphic, but it was enough to make me squeal "Ewww gross!" like little girl. tongue.gif So in the end, I quite enjoyed this film. It is stylish, tense and atmospheric. This director's style, reminds me in some ways of Kitano's older work, in that I felt sometimes that was just following the characters around. Some scenes are just not trimmed down to keep the action flowing, and I like that. Like I said, there are some quiet moments, but they are often filmed in a kind of detached manner, and filled with tension, possibly reminiscent of Kiyoshi Kurosawa.

The Neighbour Number 13 is a film that would be best watched with friends, and discussed over SEVERAL pints of beer - or at least Cokes and Gummi bears tongue.gif While it isn't amazing, it is very interesting and looks fantastic. If you have bought all of your essentials and you are looking for a sidedish, I can fully recommend this film.

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