• Film ID:
  • 9899
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=109 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Japan.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • Japanese.
BATTLE ROYALE (2001)
(Batoru rowaiaru)
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Japan is reaching a point of economic and social meltdown, school kids are revolting and teachers fear for their lives. In order to make an example the government introduces The Battle Royale Act - a problem class of teenagers are picked and sent to a secluded island where they are each given one weapon and must to fight to the death, with only one survivor permitted, and this year's choice, because one pupil knifed a teacher, is Class B from Zentsuji Middle School. Battle Royale had rave reviews upon its release and is an original and brilliant black comedy - never before have I seen violence so slickly portrayed as humour. Watch it.
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