Fiction

Jigoku de naze warui

Why Don't You Play in Hell?
Sion Sono
Japan 2013
119 min
V'14

Japan’s popular enfant terrible Sion Sono turns the film industry inside out in a bloody manner, and throws a group of failed indie directors, The Fuck Bombers, into a bitter dispute between two rivalling yakuza clans. The gangster boss’s biggest dream is to make his daughter a film star, and it is here The Fuck Bombers come into the picture. Suddenly, they are standing with a camera in the midst of a Mafia war.
Sion Sono has returned with a playful, anarchically black and almost silly comedy. This time, the camera (and the guns and samurai swords) is aimed against the Japanese film industry in a – possibly autobiographical – tribute to the industry and the diabolical compromises you undoubtedly have to accept along the way. The film draws blood, sweat and tears, and there is particularly plenty of the first in WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL?, whose energetic climax makes KILL BILL look like family entertainment. (Copenhagen Film Festival)

Credits
  • Kunimura Jun - Muto Taizo
  • Tsutsumi Shinichi - Ikegami Jun
  • Hasegawa Hiroki - Hirata Don
  • Hoshino Gen - Hashimoto Kouji
  • Nikaido Fumi - Muto Mitsuko
  • Tomochika - Muto Shizue
  • Sion Sono
  • Saito Masatoshi
  • Yamamoto Hideo
  • Ito Junichi
  • Inai Keiji
  • Yamada Yoshio
Bitters End, T-Joy, King Records, Gansis

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