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New Orleans Film Society

Battle Royale

JAPAN 114 min.

Director
Kinji Fukasaku
Director
Koushun Takami
Writer
Kenta Fukasaku
Director of Photography
Katsumi Yanagijima
Editor
Hirohide Abe
Producer
Kenta Fukasaku
Producer
Kinji Fukasaku
Producer
Kimio Kataoka
Producer
Chie Kobayashi
Producer
Toshio Nabeshima
Producer
Masumi Okada
  • Trailer: Battle Royale

Synopsis

Director Kinji Fukasaki’s explosive drama takes place early in the new millennium,
with Japan on the verge of societal collapse. When even the schoolchildren begin
to abuse the system, the government introduces a strict new punishment whereby
a randomly chosen group of students are taken to a desert island and forced to
fight each other to the death. Based on Koushun Takami’s novel, the film stars
famous Japanese auteur and actor Takeshi “Beat” Kitano. Widely viewed as the
original Hunger Games.