"The violence of young people who would dream of the feudal age of the samurai or a Japanese remake of The Clockwork Orange." Libération


SUMMARY

I punch therefore I am.

It's in a port town near Tokyo that we first see 18-year-old-Taira getting beaten up by a local gang. Looking for a bad beating (his own or others') is Taira's route to excitement and ecstasy, which he pursues in a nearby town in the presence of shocked and awed spectators. Taira is always left in a bloody pulp, but always manages to come back. If anything, he becomes even stronger and more resilient as the night goes on. Tetsuya Moriko's answer to Fight Club, Destruction Babies is a brutal, exhausting and challenging trip to the darker corners of human nature, featuring fantastic performances, sharp observations about Japanese society, and some truly shocking scenes.

FESTIVALS

2016 LOCARNO, RIO DE JANEIRO, MAR DEL PLATA

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Tetsuya Mariko was born in 1981 in Tokyo. He studied at the University of Hosei and Image Forum, then went to Tokyo National University of the Arts Graduate School of Film and New Media. He became internationally known with his short The Far East Apartment (2003). His first feature film is Yellow Kid (2009).

CREDITS


  • Director
    TETSUYA MARIKO
  • Screenplay
    TETSUYA MARIKO, KOHEI KIYASU
  • Cinematography
    YASUYUKI SASAKI
  • Editing
    HIDEMI LI
  • Music
    SHUTOKU MUKAI
  • Cast
    YÛYA YAGIRA, MASAKI SUDA, NANA KOMATSU, NIJIRÔ MURAKAMI, SÔSUKE IKEMATSU, TAKUMI KITAMURA , MASAKI MIURA , DENDEN
  • Producer
    TOSHIKAZU NISHIGAYA, YUKI NISHIMIYA, KAN ODAGIRI, YOSHITAKA ISHIZUKA
  • Production Co.
    TOKYO THEATRES CO., INC.
  • Distributor
    SHOCHIKU FILMS

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