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Takashi Miike – Kishiwada shônen gurentai: Bôkyô AKA Young Thugs: Nostalgia (1998)

Nostalgia is Takashi Miike’s favorite film of his considerable body of work. Including biographical elements, Nostalgia centers around the home and school of a young boy, whose family mix the violent and dysfunctional with the comic and the loveable. Though containing elements of the sudden and shocking brutality that many associate with this director, Young Thugs – Nostalgia is more concerned with a child’s moment of leaving the internalized world of fantasy, and passing on eagerly to the next stage of life. A wonderful, touching, startling vision that is uniquely Miike’s. Read More »

Takashi Miike – Kishiwada shônen gurentai: Chikemuri junjô-hen AKA Young Thugs: Innocent Blood (1997)

A Takashi Miike film that is, to a degree, autobiographical, Young Thugs – Innocent Blood follows three friends through their first year after leaving school. Having robbed their teacher on their last day at school, Ryoko gets a job in a hair salon, while the two boys settle down to a career of enforcement and protection. Read More »