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Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)

46-okunen no koi (original title)
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 ... Assistant to the detective
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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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy

Certificate:

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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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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,520
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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I had to see it..
21 October 2006 | by psayginSee 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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