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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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Cast

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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Prisoner 'A'
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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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Big Bang Love, Juvenile A  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Haunting imagery
30 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The ethereally beautiful Ryuhei Matsuda plays Jun Ariyoshill, sent to an impossibly photogenic juvenile detention centre after he kills and subsequently horrifically mutilates a guy after a one-night stand. Although the movie contains some startling imagery (Juns heart pierced by a ray of sunlight, the warden's office within a picture frame, the seductively geometric communal cells) I found it difficult to stay with this extraordinary piece of cinema. Part of my mind was screaming emperor's new clothes! whilst my visual cortex was being lovingly massaged. You can forget about conventional plotting character development and expository dialogue for, as one review I read said "its a Miike film" -what do you expect? Well, if you expect to be; Frustrated. Confused. Misdirected. but also Awed. Startled. Exhilarated & Exhausted. This will be right up your street. And if you can't tell whether I liked it or not -that's probably because I can't either, but Im sure as hell going to find it hard to lose some of the weird, seductive images that this movies left in my brain.


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