Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (2013)
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is a 2013 Japanese action movie written and directed by Sion Sono. It premiered at the 70th Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2013. It was originally slated for a March 2013 release in Japan, but was later pushed back to September 28, 2013.
The film is based on a reworked version of a screenplay Sono wrote over 10 years earlier.
- Original title
- Transliterated title
- Jigoku de Naze Warui
- Premiere date
- August 29, 2013
- Release date
- September 28, 2013
- Directed by
- Sion Sono
- Written by
- Sion Sono (screenplay)
- Eiren rating
- PG12 (Parental Guidance Requested)
- Theme song
Performed by Gen Hoshino
Two men, Mutoh and Ikegami are filled with mutual hatred for each other for some reason. However, Ikegami unexpectedly falls in love with Mutoh’s daughter Mitsuko, who’s an aspiring actress.
Mutoh and his wife Shizue want their daughter to get the starring role in a movie, so Mutoh decides to produce a film himself. Eventually a man named Hirata, who is mistaken for a film director, and a young movie named Koji become involved in Mutoh’s film.
Even knowing Mitsuko is the daughter of his hated rival, Ikegami soon becomes involved in the troubled production, leading to a bizarre chain of events.
|Kyoko Enami||Otani-san, movie theater attendant|
- Gen Hoshino wrote and performed the film's theme song before going on hiatus following additional treatment for the subarachnoid hemorrhage he got surgery for a year earlier.
In spite of its bloody battle scenes, Sion Sono's upcoming action movie Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Jigoku de Naze Warui) has been given a PG-12 rating by Eirin, Japan's regulating body for...4 years ago
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