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Lesson of the Evil (2012)

Aku no kyôten (original title)
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.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Yûsuke Kishi (based on the novel by), Takashi Miike (screenplay)
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4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Takehiro Hira ... Takeki Kume
Takayuki Yamada ... Tetsuro Shibahara
Mayu Matsuoka ... Satomi Shirai
Fumi Nikaidô ... Reika Katagiri
Shôta Sometani ... Keisuke Hayami
Hideaki Itô ... Seiji Hasumi
Nicole Balsam ... Maggie
Tatsuya Kishida Tatsuya Kishida
Kasumi Yamaya Kasumi Yamaya
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Masanobu Tsurii
Yukito Nishii ... Kakeru Takagi
Kento Hayashi Kento Hayashi ... Masahiko Maejima
Sairi Itô Sairi Itô ... Ayumi Nagai (as Sairi Itoh)
Atsushi Arai ... Takuto Kato
Rio Kanno Rio Kanno ... Yuzuka Takahashi
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Storyline

A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The twisted best-seller is now in its most daring form on screen! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Actor Hideaki Ito was praised for his role in the Japanese drama Umizaru. When Lesson Of The Evil released, many people in Japan who went to see the movie were surprised and disturbed at the extreme change Hideaki Ito's character was from the previous drama. This is one of the reasons why the movie became so popular during its release. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Follows Lesson of the Evil: Prologue (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Mack the Knife
Composed by Kurt Weill
Slaughter scene
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User Reviews

 
Bloody, creepy fun.
22 January 2019 | by terrancegoreSee all my reviews

One of Takeshi Miike's best films; one that is far to complex to sum up briefly (and I don't do long reviews). But I will say this; if you enjoy seeing irritating teenagers get theirs in a variety of bloody ways, this is the film for you.

Claret filled, violent, creepy and funny.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 November 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lesson of the Evil See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,167,224
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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