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A Japanese movie. This movie is about, basically, a government plan to reduce poverty levels by getting rid of the one thing that keeps them down, the youth of the nation. The thing is, the government passed a law called the BR act. In it, a class of 9th grade students is put on a completely deserted island with explosive collars on. If they try to take it off, it explodes. If they are in a danger zone, it explodes and any of the people who run the contest can detonate it using a remote, too. If there is more than one survivor by the end of the 3 days, all of the collars explode. Each student is given a pack with food, water, a map, a flashlight and most importantly, a weapon. SOme get cool weapons (guns), some get average weapons (sharp objects), while others get completely screwed (Nannahara's pot-lid, for example). In the movie, the class that is chosen is also given 2 new transfer students. One of the transer students (Kawada Shugo) is experienced and knows a way out. The other transfer student (Kiriyama Kazuo) is psychotic and crazy. This movie, in my opinion, is great and should be watched by everyone. It is good in every categorie (except for family friendlieness, but who looks for that?) and pretty entertaining while at the same time thought provoking! Another interesting note is that it was based off a novel and also has a manga.
I'm American but I'm not some wapanese, I liked Battle Royale alot for what it was, not just because it was Japanese.
Fav part? Probably when Kitano shot his cell phone. Best hang-up EVER! BR 2 isn't that good but it's okay.
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