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Battle Royale (Batoru rowaiaru) (2000)

Battle Royale
7.6 Rating
(1294 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating
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Tatsuya Fujiwara Tatsuya Fujiwara
Shuya Nanahara - otoko 15-ban
Aki Maeda Aki Maeda
Noriko Nakagawa - onna 15-ban
Taro Yamamoto Taro Yamamoto
Shôgo Kawada - otoko 5-ban
Takeshi Kitano Takeshi Kitano
Kitano-sensei
Chiaki Kuriyama Chiaki Kuriyama
Takako Chigusa - onna 13-ban
Sosuke Takaoka Sosuke Takaoka
Hiroki Sugimura - otoko 11-ban
Takashi Tsukamoto Takashi Tsukamoto
Shinji Mimura - otoko 19-ban
Yukihiro Kotani Yukihiro Kotani
Yôshitoki Kuninobu - otoko 7-ban


Written by
Koushun Takami Koushun Takami
(novel)
Kenta Fukasaku Kenta Fukasaku
(screenplay)


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Life is a game!

9 years ago at Nov 20 2:19
10 votes
''Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it.''

In future Japan, the government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

Tatsuya Fujiwara: Shuya Nanahara - Boys #15

Aki Maeda: Noriko Nakagawa - Girls #15

Batoru rowaiaru(2004) translatin... read more

Masterful and disturbing

7 years, 11 months ago at Dec 5 13:32
7 votes
"Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you're worth it."

At its most basic level, Battle Royale is a combination of Lord of the Flies and The Running Man; utilising the time-worn concept of a group of people who are conscripted, equipped with weapons and forced to kill or be killed until only one contestant remains. It's an idea which dates back to the days of the Roman e... read more

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4 years, 10 months ago at Jan 21 10:13
3 votes
Over the top in some parts, but it's highly enjoyable.

I had this film recommended to me around a few years back, and getting a few snippets of what it was all about, I can't exactly say I was in a great deal of a rush to watch it, but all in good time it seems...as this turned out to be one of my favourite films I've watched so far. I can't really say I was ever that fussed with al... read more
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In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.
Release date: 16 December 2000
Tags: Action (43), Japanese (41), Thriller (37), Japan (28), 2000 (26), Survival (23), Murder (22), 2000s (21), Suicide (21), Horror (19), Island (17), Drama (17), Foreign (15), Asian (14), Kidnapping (13), Teen (12), (11), Blood (10), Friendship (10), Sea (8)
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