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LESSON OF THE EVIL

Japan, 2012 (MIFF 2013, Night Shift)

Director: Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike – Japan's undisputed master of mayhem – makes his triumphant return to the blood-strewn savagery that made his name.

In an unassuming Japanese high school, young, good-looking Mr Hasumi is everything a teacher should be: popular with staff and students; kind, talented, sympathetic; highly deranged. Obviously the stage is set for the kind of gleeful all-out massacre that only Takashi Miike (Ace Attorney, MIFF 2012) could possibly pull off.

If his recent films suggested that Miike might be slowing down, Lesson of the Evil takes those concerns, locks them inside a school and kills them all one by one. Dark, extreme and gloriously trashy, Lesson of the Evil does what Miike does best: takes the rulebook of acceptable cinema and throws it out a window. Along with quite a few of Mr Hasumi's students…

Contains scenes that may disturb some viewers.

D/S Takashi Miike P Hisashi Usui WS Toho L Japanese w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2012

Image crecit: (c) 2012 Toho / Dentsu / Bungeishunju / Olm / A-Team / Nippan

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