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DirectorSion Sono
MPAA Rating:  Unrated
DVD Release Date:  November 2003
Runtime:  94 minutes
Studio:  TLA Releasing
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review by . September 01, 2009
posted in ASIANatomy
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      SUICIDE CLUB (aka. Suicide Circle, Jijatsu Saakuru, 2001) is a bleak and dark satire that effectively masquerades as a horror film. Directed by Sion Sono (Strange Circus), this film is a shocking commentary on the effect of pop culture on a country's young population (and in general). Sion Sono is at his top form here, it has been said that the director decided to make this film after the true-to-life suicide of a close friend. With its shocking and disturbing imagery, …
review by . April 18, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
Well, only in Japan it seems can a director comfortably make star-studded features such as this. This rather remarkable career trajectory belongs to Sion Sono, whose Suicide Club stars high-profile actors Masatoshi Nagase (Stereo Future, Electric Dragon 80,000 V) and Ryo Ishibashi (Audition, Brother). Knowing this, it is no surprise that watching Suicide Club is a special experience indeed. What to think of an opening sequence in which 54 uniformed schoolgirls commit simultaneous suicide by jumping …
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