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Batoru rowaiaru

Kinji Fukasaku Japan, 2000

Aaken's rating of the film Battle Royale

Based on a novel and manga which were themselves based on 'Lord of the Flies', it is merciless, cruel, never self indulgent, with a good dose of dark humour. The young actors are all rising up to Takeshi Kitano, who adds a level of demented madness to his character. BR inspired the 'Hunger Game' book and the film franchise that followed... (no comment)