Jinroh Shokei Game (2015) poster



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3 people found this review helpful
Sep 21, 2016
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Weird but interesting story - brings together several genres such as the closed room whodunnit of crime fiction, hard edged rebarbative sci-fi/horror and - through its school student setting - dystopian works of children's atavistic reversion to savagery when plucked from normal "civilised" life, such as Golding's Lord of the Flies, Oe's Nip the Buds, Shoot the Kids and in cinema Battle Royale. I feel the plot becomes too clever for its own good, the contortions become hard to follow and there's a fair amount of sleight of hand by the time it gets to the end. Still, it makes you think - whether as a dramatic comment on human society or a dramatic projection of human psychological motivations. Or maybe I'm reading too much into it!! Some nice eye candy here anyway, in particular with the sultry good looks of Ota Motahiro (whose photo on the biog page completely fails imho to do him justice compared to the movie!) (Was there any music? I don't see how we can give a required score).

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0 people found this review helpful
Oct 17, 2019
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Overall 10
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
Another one of those films that will be special in my heart forever. This is like Battle Royale and just as good.
It's basically a sociopaths version of Mafia Game with life and death consequences. This honestly had the potential to be a series, they could have given details about a lot of things but then again that's not the point of this film.
It's a story about a bunch of disturbed students and their abusers. How these things ruined their lives. It's about these same people finding out the meaning of life, or at the very least, finding meaning in something in their lives. It's dark and gruesome but so beautiful.

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