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46-okunen no koi (2006)

Unrated | | Drama, Fantasy | 26 August 2006 (Japan)
A visually stylish tale of two male prisoners bonded by emotion, love and murder.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Ikki Kajiwara (novel) (as Ato Masaki), Hisao Maki (novel) (as Ato Masaki) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryûhei Matsuda ... Jun Ariyoshi
Masanobu Andô ... Shiro Kazuki
Shunsuke Kubozuka Shunsuke Kubozuka ... Sumio Yukimura
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Kiyohiko Shibukawa ... Makoto Tsuchiya
Jo Kanamori Jo Kanamori
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Assistant to the detective
Renji Ishibashi Renji Ishibashi
Ryo Ishibashi ... Warden Tsuchiya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soji Arai ... Prisoner 'A' (as Sohee Park)
Shirô Kazuki Shirô Kazuki
Ken Mitsuishi Ken Mitsuishi ... Prison warden
Jai West ... Deranged Prisoner
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Storyline

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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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

26 August 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Bang Love, Juvenile A See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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New breath in Asian cinema from a cult director
1 March 2006 | by quovadis20See all my reviews

When I began to think that Asian cinema reiterates itself and uses the same subjects in the same POV, I met "Big Bang Love, Juvenile A" in Berlinale 2006 and took a deep breath. However I'm one of the fans of Takeshi Miike, the most amazing director in the earth, he again shocked me with beautiful spectacles which reminds me temples of Maya's and interesting ideas about existence. Actually the story is very important in this Miike film. He creates a world from the fantasies of young criminals. Initation rites, fights for supremacy, acts of violence and some of the youths seem to be touched by the golden light of an idealized future (sentence adapted from Berlinale journal). For your consideration, in the beginning of the film there is an amazing dance scene in which a young men both acts and dances... If you're patient, you can solve the mystery of the pilot in the end and you'll feel great...


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