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Raivu (2014)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 10 May 2014 (Japan)
On the morning of a certain Tuesday, a mysterious "death race" is suddenly announced on television. Viewers are enthralled by the excitement of the competition, with participants, their ... See full summary »

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Yûka Eda ... (as Yuka Eda)
Akiko Ikuina
Mari Iriki
Shinji Kasahara
Ryûnosuke Kawai
... (as Mitsuki Koga)
Rima Matsuda
Yûki Morinaga
Yoshiyuki Morishita
Suzuka Morita
Seminosuke Murasugi
Aoi Nakabeppu
Ito Ohno
Kokone Sasaki ... Yasuda
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On the morning of a certain Tuesday, a mysterious "death race" is suddenly announced on television. Viewers are enthralled by the excitement of the competition, with participants, their loved ones held hostage, getting knocked out of the race one after another in unpredictable ways. Meanwhile, survivors refer to a guide book issued to each participant for tips on how to succeed. Written by QuentinBeck

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29 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Japanese movies sometimes feel far out (off?) for western audiences. Now this is either an exciting sentiment or something that some consider dreadful. Whether you like the weirdness or not will determine your attitude towards the movie itself. Having to win a race like the one in this movie can be considered anything but normal.

But you wouldn't like it any other way (or maybe you would, but I wouldn't). Not every idea lights up and I guess the big reveal can be considered a downfall by some or not a big surprise considering everything else that is going on or rather went on before that. I liked it, though I do realize it has its flaws even its inner logic and weirdness


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