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Battle Royale
 
(2000) movie
 
Directed by:
Kinji Fukasaku

Genre:
Drama + Thriller + Action + Horror

Synopsis:
At the dawn of the new millennium, Japan is ina a state of near-collapse. Unemployment is at an all-time high, and violence amongst the nations youth is spiralling out of control. With school children boycotting their lessons and physically abusing their teachers, a beleaguered and near-defeated government decides to introduce a radical new measure: the Battle Royale Act Overseen by their former teacher, Kitano ('Beat' Takeshi) and requiring that a randomly chosen school class be taken to a deserted island and forced to fight each other to the death, the Act dictates that only one pupil be allowed to survive the punishment. He or she will return, not as the victor, but as the ultimate proof of the lengths to which the government are prepared to go to curb the tide of juvenile disobedience.
(from IMDb.com)

Casts:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Shuya Nanahara ... Boys #15
Aki Maeda ... Noriko Nakagawa ... Girls #15
Taro Yamamoto ... Shougo Kawada ... Boys #5
Masanobu Ando ... Kazuo Kiriyama ... Boys #6
Kou Shibasaki ... Mitsuko Souma ... Girls #11
Chiaki Kuriyama ... Takako Chigusa ... Girls #13

Runtime:
114 min

Also Known As:
Batoru rowaiaru (2000)

Country:
Japan

Based on the comic book:
"Battle Royale"

Internal links:
Battle Royale II Requiem (2003)

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