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A.k.a.
Why Don't You Play in Hell?
Year
2013
Runtime
129 min.
Director
Sion Sono
Genres
Action, Comedy
Rating *
7.2
Votes *
4,130
Checks
772
Favs
105
Dislikes
4
Favs/checks
13.6% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
26:1
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  1. Nightwalker's avatar

    Nightwalker

    Shion Sono, one of Japan's contemporary cult directors, makes a follow-up to cinephile hits like Suicide Club, Noriko's Dinner Table, Strange Circus, Hair Extensions, Love Exposure, Coldfish and Himizu. After The Land of Hope, his idiosyncratic sci-fi drama shot around the Fukushima disaster, the transgressive Sono makes another instant cult hit with Why Don't You Play in Hell? This definitely won't appeal to a mainstream audience and to be honest, at first I had quite some difficulties watching it myself. It all seems a bit over the top and because of that it felt amateuristic. On the other hand I suppose this is the authentic style Sono is known for. With some patience I endured the first half an hour. Once I got familiar with its peculiarities, irony, meta-references and subversive character, this film started to grow on me. Especially the part of the young movie team that has been procrastinating their film project for years; while this is more of a sideline to the story, Why Don't You Play in Hell? depends on it for its absurd climax. The only thing I couldn't get into was the over-the-top acting. Cool movie with a high DIY vibe, although not flawless. 8 years ago
  2. MoutardedShroom's avatar

    MoutardedShroom

    embrace the bizarreness of it all 7 years 11 months ago
  3. jlfitz's avatar

    jlfitz

    with English subs: http://tubitv.com/movies/396729/why_dont_you_play_in_hell 5 years 2 months ago
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