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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Mayu Matsuoka Mayu Matsuoka ... Satomi Shirai
Fumi Nikaidô ... Reika Katagiri
Takayuki Yamada ... Tetsuro Shibahara
Shôta Sometani ... Keisuke Hayami
Takehiro Hira ... Takeki Kume
Hideaki Itô ... Seiji Hasumi
Nicole Balsam ... Maggie
Kento Hayashi Kento Hayashi ... Masahiko Maejima
Yukito Nishii ... Kakeru Takagi
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Masanobu Tsurii
Ken'ichi Takitô Ken'ichi Takitô
Kasumi Yamaya Kasumi Yamaya
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

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Our teacher killed everyone one by one like talking a roll call. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 Aku no kyôten: Joshô (2012) See more »

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Worthy slow burner
1 June 2016 | by petermcknSee all my reviews

Takashi Miike seems to dabble in all sorts of genres but he returns to his dark comedic roots in this one. The story is about a teacher who appears nice but there is something about him. He is almost too nice and cartoony a real dream teacher. Everything is going great till certain characters begin to look into his past that's when things really start to move. The film is long being over 2 hours if i remember correctly. The film covers topics such as bullying, child abuse, multiple personality disorder and builds up to one crazy second half which i will not spoil at one point it gets quite surreal and whilst being violent is not very gory. Unfortunately, it does the possible sequel thing which i believe likely won't come. The only problem with the film is it may drag if you are in the wrong mood and the music gets a little repetitive the only song it plays is mack the knife the original and the American version. It is very cartoony in the acting style and almost feels like an adaptation of a manga or anime. story 3/5 acting 4/5 gore and effects 3/5


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