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Lesson of the Evil (2012)

Aku no kyôten (original title)
A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

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Tetsuro Shibahara
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Keisuke Hayami
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Reika Katagiri
Kento Hayashi ...
Masahiko Maejima
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Kakeru Takagi
Hideaki Itô ...
Seiji Hasumi
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Masanobu Tsurii
Rio Kanno ...
Yuzuka Takahashi
Ken'ichi Takitô
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Yukino Kishii ...
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Toshi Takeuchi ...
Akira Suzuki
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A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

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Our teacher killed everyone one by one like talking a roll call. See more »

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Il canone del male  »

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The scene where Miya was falling from the rooftop and was being seen from the classroom window, her skirt was opposing the gravity. See more »

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Follows Lesson of the Evil: Prologue (2012) See more »

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Worthy slow burner
1 June 2016 | by (scotland) – See all my reviews

Takashi Miike seems to dabble in all sorts of genres but he returns to his dark comedic roots in this one. The story is about a teacher who appears nice but there is something about him. He is almost too nice and cartoony a real dream teacher. Everything is going great till certain characters begin to look into his past that's when things really start to move. The film is long being over 2 hours if i remember correctly. The film covers topics such as bullying, child abuse, multiple personality disorder and builds up to one crazy second half which i will not spoil at one point it gets quite surreal and whilst being violent is not very gory. Unfortunately, it does the possible sequel thing which i believe likely won't come. The only problem with the film is it may drag if you are in the wrong mood and the music gets a little repetitive the only song it plays is mack the knife the original and the American version. It is very cartoony in the acting style and almost feels like an adaptation of a manga or anime. story 3/5 acting 4/5 gore and effects 3/5


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