A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.

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Sion Sono

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Sion Sono (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jun Kunimura ... Muto
Fumi Nikaidô ... Mitsuko Muto
Shin'ichi Tsutsumi ... Ikegami
Hiroki Hasegawa ... Director Hirata
Gen Hoshino ... Koji Hashimoto
Tomochika Tomochika ... Shizue
Itsuji Itao ... Masuda
Hiroyuki Onoue Hiroyuki Onoue ... Detective Tanaka
Tak Sakaguchi ... Sasaki
Tetsu Watanabe ... Detective Kimura
Tasuku Nagaoka ... Mitsuo Yoshimura
Akihiro Kitamura ... Hitman
Megumi Kagurazaka ... Junko
Motoki Fukami Motoki Fukami ... Master
Tarô Suwa ... Sumita
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A renegade film crew becomes embroiled with a yakuza clan feud.

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Action | Comedy

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Referenced in Rabu & Pîsu (2015) See more »

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Second movement (Allegretto) of Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Opus 92
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
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The finale is glorious, but the set-up really could have been tightened up
29 May 2016 | by zetesSee all my reviews

Nutty yakuza comedy from Sion Sono. It's overlong, particularly with an interminable set-up, but once we get to the big action set piece you'll find it well worth the wait. A group of amateur filmmakers calling themselves the F Bombers (led by Hiroki Hasegawa) has spent a decade looking for the opportunity to make a real movie. Fortunately (or unfortunately) for them, a yakuza gang is looking for someone to make a feature starring the boss's daughter (Jun Kunimura is the boss, Fumi Nikaido the daughter). Hasegawa proposes that they film the real-life gang war that is bound to happen with the rival gang (led by Shin'ichi Tsutsumi). Sono really could have shortened the film considerably had he realized the character played by Gen Hoshino, the love interest of Nikaido, was worthless and jettisoned him. Or, more obviously, he should have been combined with Hasegawa's character. As it is, Hoshino plays a shy, ineffectual character and he pretty much gets shoved to the background anytime the more lively Hasegawa is on screen. I can't imagine anyone caring about his burgeoning relationship with the drop-dead gorgeous Nikaido. None of this really matters once we get to the blood-soaked finale, which is about as fun as any movie I've seen in recent memory.


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Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Why Don't You Play in Hell? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,060, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$28,534

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,265,872
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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