Battle Royale (18)

Japanese Season

Battle Royale (18)


Connaught Cinema


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Age Guidance:

18 - See more about BBFC ratings here.


Kinji Fukasaku

Top Billed Cast:

Takeshi Kitano, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda


133 minutes (Inc. adverts and trailers).

  • Description

Celebrating Japanese Cinema. Hugely influential thriller

Cited by Quentin Tarantino as his favourite film of all time and considered an inspiration to The Hunger Games series. Battle Royale sees a class of school children kidnapped and forced to participate in a fight to the death. Loyalties will be tested, alliances broken as there can only be one winner.

Celebrating Japanese Cinema
Thanks to funding from the BFI Film Audience Network, we were due to celebrate Japanese Cinema with a season of films in 2020 and then 2021, so we are glad to finally be able to do so. Celebrating some classics of Japanese cinema and their most iconic directors. This season is a great opportunity to see these films on the big screen.
For the rest of the season click here

Please Note This film is showing in Japanese language with English subtitles

BBFC Insight: Contains strong bloody violence
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