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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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Excellent slow-paced psychological thriller See more (15 total) »

Cast

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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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Yumi Kato ... Amusement Park Attendant
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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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Also Known As:
"Rinjin 13-gô" - Japan (original title)
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Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and nudity
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Japan:115 min | Argentina:115 min
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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Excellent slow-paced psychological thriller, 20 July 2005
Author: Rocco3000 from Montreal, Quebec, Canada

You know, I don't say this about any foreign movies, but I am going to say it here. This movie could be done well as a North American remake (ducks!), in the right hands of course.

I absolutely adored the premise for this film. A child, tortured at school when he was young, develops multiple personalities from it. His dual personalities (one weak and kind, the other strong and sociopathic) are kept well hidden all of his life and don't affect anyone else until, some new neighbors move in. A very evil and cruel bully, who he also ends up working with at a construction site. The bully bullies him, and the stronger personality starts to emerge to protect the weaker one. And that's when the freaky stuff starts to happen.

Good pacing by the director, showing the main character's struggle with his past and slow descent into madness. Great acting by everyone, especially the stronger personality. That guy was absolutely terrifying to watch on screen. He brought an unusual amount of tension to every scene. Well done.

But in the end, I still thought the film was lacking. This movie should have been an easy 10/10, but I have to give it an 8, because more could have and should have been done to help flesh out the development of the main character. I still hope that all of you will go out there and give this film a chance, and hopefully some American producer will see its potential and try and get a remake made, because as good as it was...it could have been better.

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