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Sun Scarred (2006)

Taiyô no kizu (original title)
Katayama (Aikawa Sho) is on the way home to his wife and little daughter when he stumbles on a gang of punks beating up an innocent man. Katamaya decides to help the stranger and ... See full summary »


Takashi Miike


Toshimichi Ohkawa (screenplay) (as Toshimichi Ookawa)


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Credited cast:
Show Aikawa ... Toshiki Katayama (as Shô Aikawa)
Aiko Satô Aiko Satô ... Mayumi Takizawa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ken'ichi Endô ... Shopkeeper of Drugstore
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi ... Taro Fukushima
Hiroshi Katsuno Hiroshi Katsuno ... Kunio Taguchi
Tôru Kazama Tôru Kazama ... Yohei Uchimura
Yutaka Matsushige ... Katsuya Ozaki
Satoshi Morimoto Satoshi Morimoto ... Akira Kamiki
Yasukaze Motomiya Yasukaze Motomiya ... Makoto Nitta
Chikage Natsuyama Chikage Natsuyama ... Rain
Miho Ninagawa Miho Ninagawa ... Yoko Katayama
Mao Sasaki Mao Sasaki ... Ayano Katayama
Kôichirô Takami Kôichirô Takami ... Togashi
Shin Takuma ... Koichiro Akazu
Satoshi Tomiura Satoshi Tomiura ... Ryo


Katayama (Aikawa Sho) is on the way home to his wife and little daughter when he stumbles on a gang of punks beating up an innocent man. Katamaya decides to help the stranger and surprisingly wins the fight. This turns out to be a bad decision as his daughter is kidnapped and murdered by the leader of the same band of young thugs. Katayama seeks revenge and tries to trace the gangs location. Written by Raven22-2

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Ridiculous premise - dumb movie
9 May 2020 | by mister_batemanSee all my reviews

It's impossible to take this film seriously or even enjoy it. The basic premise that there are psychopathic, murderous teenagers roaming the streets of Japan is utterly ridiculous, considering Japan is one of the safest countries on earth. But okay, let's ignore that and run with it. But then these criminal kids can apparently do their terrorizing without the authorities being able to, or interested in, doing something because they are underage. "You got victimized? Well, there is simply nothing that can be done, sorry." This is just pure emotional manipulation of the audience, provoking your sense of justice in order to get you mad. You just get mad at the filmmaker though, because it's done in such a stupid and dishonest way. If he at least made the main protagonist in a totally over the top way start mass killing children as revenge, it would at least have been a funny satire. But unfortunately the guy is a useless idiot too.

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Release Date:

16 September 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Scars of the Sun See more »

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Cinema Paradise See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital
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