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Lesson of the Evil (2012)

Aku no kyôten (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Thriller | 10 November 2012 (Japan)
A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Yûsuke Kishi (based on the novel by), Takashi Miike (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mayu Matsuoka ... Satomi Shirai
Fumi Nikaidô ... Reika Katagiri
Takayuki Yamada ... Tetsuro Shibahara
Shôta Sometani ... Keisuke Hayami
Hideaki Itô ... Seiji Hasumi
Nicole Balsam ... Maggie
Takehiro Hira ... Takeki Kume
Yukito Nishii ... Kakeru Takagi
Mitsuru Fukikoshi ... Masanobu Tsurii
Kasumi Yamaya Kasumi Yamaya
Kento Hayashi Kento Hayashi ... Masahiko Maejima
Ken'ichi Takitô Ken'ichi Takitô
Atsushi Arai ... Takuto Kato
Daniel Genalo Daniel Genalo ... Stock Trader
Yukino Kishii Yukino Kishii ... Hoshida
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Storyline

A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Everyone in class,slaughtered. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

10 November 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Lesson of the Evil See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Hideaki Ito was praised for his role in the Japanese drama Umizaru. When Lesson Of The Evil released, many people in Japan who went to see the movie were surprised and disturbed at the extreme change Hideaki Ito's character was from the previous drama. This is one of the reasons why the movie became so popular during its release. See more »

Goofs

The scene where Miya was falling from the rooftop and was being seen from the classroom window, her skirt was opposing the gravity. See more »

Connections

References Scarface (1983) See more »

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lesson of evil
9 October 2016 | by grahamrwilliams-09130See all my reviews

Firstly let me say this is a film not for everyone.personally i loved it , acting was superb direction editing all spot on. as with all films of this genre from japan and and other Asian countries it will be remade (badly i may add ) by the more popular outlets of ,lets just say western money making studios. OK the plot is a bit of a slow burner at the start but soon picks up into an easy to follow story line (some might find the subject matter hard to stomach )but the acting is superb and the gory violence very believable at times. it is hard to compare another film like this where the acting and dialogue go so well together and the lead actor is a joy to watch (perfect casting).in my opinion better than battle royal and probably my fave film due to the acting and crisp and psychotic performance a gem.


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