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Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)
"46-okunen no koi" (original title)

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A visually stylish tale of two male prisoners bonded by emotion, love and murder.

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Credited cast:
Ryûhei Matsuda ...
Jun Ariyoshi
Masanobu Andô ...
Shiro Kazuki
Shunsuke Kubozuka ...
Sumio Yukimura
Kiyohiko Shibukawa ...
Makoto Tsuchiya
Jo Kanamori
Ken'ichi Endô
Renji Ishibashi
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Warden Tsuchiya
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Shirô Kazuki
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Deranged Prisoner
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An unknown future. A boy confesses to the murder of another in an all-boy juvenile detention facility. More an exercise in style than storytelling, the story follows two detectives trying to uncover the case. Homosexual tension and explosive violence drives the story which delivers some weird and fascinating visuals. Written by Svend Snedker

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26 August 2006 (Japan)  »

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I had to see it..
21 October 2006 | by (London) – See all my reviews

I saw this at the London film festival if I am remembering correctly.

BEFORE seeing it: I read Miike now explores "faith in a godless universe and the intensely queer focus on all colours of 'masculinity'". OK I have to see this!!

AFTER seeing it: Good but I like Miike's other films much better (Gozu, Visitor Q). This is not a bad film. It is a bit too indulgent and slow. Visuals are nice. The visible heartbeat, the smile of the warden (too many times repeated though)... And I can't get over how amazingly cool the prisoners' uniforms were!

But while enjoyable, it didn't do much for me.


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