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L: Change the World (2008)

A spin-out sequel to the popular Japanese thriller. This time it focuses on the character "L."

Director:

Hideo Nakata

Writers:

Tsugumi Ôba (story and characters), Takeshi Obata (story and characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... L
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sota Aoyama Sota Aoyama ... Detective Matsuda
Shunji Fujimura Shunji Fujimura ... Watari
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Light Yagami
Mayuko Fukuda Mayuko Fukuda ... Maki Nikaido
Narushi Fukuda Narushi Fukuda ... Boy
Sei Hiraizumi Sei Hiraizumi ... Dr. Koichi Matsudo
Shigeki Hosokawa Shigeki Hosokawa ... FBI Agent Ray
Renji Ishibashi Renji Ishibashi ... Shin Kagami
Yûta Kanai Yûta Kanai ... Tamotsu Yoshizawa
Yûki Kudô ... Dr. Mikiko Kujo
Tim Man ... Scientist
Bokuzô Masana ... Asao Konishi
Thomas J. Melesky Thomas J. Melesky ... Arms Dealer (voice)
Shidô Nakamura ... Ryuk (voice)
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Storyline

A spin-off of the popular Death Note films, 'L: Change The World' focuses on the legendary detective L as he uses his final 23 days to solve crimes all over the world. When a young girl and boy come to him for aid, L is soon faced with what may be his most difficult case yet: stopping a group of corrupted scientists from spreading a lethal virus throughout the earth. Written by Morticon

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Taglines:

The final death note showdown!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | French | Italian | Thai | English

Release Date:

2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Note 2: Succesorul lui L See more »

Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The robot that L gives Near at the end of the movie is the same robot that is shown in the anime series that belongs to Near. See more »

Goofs

When the necklace is passed and the shot changes angle, the necklace changes from stuffed in the hand to neatly dangling. See more »

Quotes

L: Whatever the reason may be, murder is always wrong.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits there is a scene showing L sitting on a chair eating chocolate. He then turns around and walks off. It then says L Lawliet rests in peace. See more »

Connections

Follows Death Note: The Last Name (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

I'll be waiting
Song by Lenny Kravitz
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A good conclusion
19 April 2009 | by talktojulia-1See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Death Note and was very satisfied with the 'stunning conclusion' as promised on the DVD case. I think L is a very intriguing character and it was interesting to see a different side to the previous L we had encountered in Death Note 1 and 2. I think Kenichi Matsuyama is a remarkable actor and played his role exceptionally. I heard that he put a lot of his own thoughts and ideas into the character, who he seems to be very attached to from what I've seen in interviews. I can't imagine any other actor who could have played the role as well as Kenichi Matsuyama. He brings a kind of mystery and charm to the character, and you instantly feel drawn to him. The plot itself is attention-grabbing and it was nice to have a change to the usual Death Note story line. I think any more movies following that story line would have become slightly repetitive. The leap through different stages of time helped the viewer to understand elements they may not have fully understood from Death Note 1 and 2. The ending was well written and slightly heart-breaking, I still always feel like crying every time I hear L say his last line. Overall, I think it was a superb movie and definitely worth watching if you are a fan of Death Note.


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