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Batoru rowaiaru

Kinji Fukasaku Japan, 2000

Noah Hunt's rating of the film Battle Royale

Before Hunger Games, there was Battle Royale. Not your typical teenage high school drama, Battle Royale sees a class of 9th grade students pitted against one another in a battle to the death. Ultra gory moments are packed in to this film that serves a cynical look at Japanese society and expectations.