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Battle Royale

Director: Kinji Fukasaku Run Time: 114 min. Format: Digital Rating: R Release Year: 2002 Language: Japanese with English Subtitles

Starring: Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamot, Tatsuya Fujiwara

Forty-two children are forced into a televised battle where only one can survive. Battle Royale is a Live Sound Cinema event featuring a live original score by GUIZOT.

We all know that before The Hunger Games there was a shockingly original Japanese film called Battle Royale that showed us a not-too-distant future when young children had to battle to the death for public entertainment. A terrifying concept because it seems entirely within the realm of possibility, Battle Royale makes the claim that innocence is fleeting, loyalty is easily compromised, and the war for survival runs brutally deep.

Battle Royale is second-to-none and its sheer intensity will be heightened even more when you experience it with a live score by GUIZOT.