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Aku no kyôten (2012)

Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 10 November 2012 (Japan)
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 (as Fumi Nikaidô)
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Seiji Hasumi
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Kakeru Takagi
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Maggie
Mayu Matsuoka ...
Satomi Shirai
Kento Hayashi ...
Masahiko Maejima
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Yuzuka Takahashi
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Masanobu Tsurii
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Takeki Kume
Sairi Itô
Nanami Fujimoto
Kasumi Yamaya
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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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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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Unnerving and deeply disturbing
24 August 2015 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

As psycho-killer movies go "Lesson of the Evil" is up there with the best of them. It's by the Japanese horror maestro Takashi Miike and is set for the most part around a school where handsome young teacher Hasami, (Hideaki Ito), has his own somewhat extreme methods of dealing with rule-breakers. Miike's genius is to treat everything so matter- of-factly the film is almost banal to begin with before letting rip. Although extremely violent, this isn't torture porn but a brilliant slow-burner than builds to a fairly devastating and disturbing climax. I certainly can't see this playing in parts of America where school shootings have become almost common place. By making the villain someone who, in another film. should have been the hero Miike neatly subverts the genre, (think "Dexter"). There's also a nice self- depreciating streak of humour running through the picture, not to mention several great recordings of 'Mack the Knife'. Excellent, if very unnerving.


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