This film is about the sword. It is unique in that four different directors deal with four different kinds of sword and therefore Kill is a kind of omnibus film on the sword. Kiliko of director Tsujimoto Takanori depicts the tragedy of failing to unite body and soul; it tells the revenge story of two sisters. Fukasaku Kenta’s Boy Samurai portrays the spirit of the Samurai through the characters of a young boy and girl, using the form of a silent film. Tahara Minoru’s Zan-Gun is a crossover action film about a special military force haunted by a sword and told in the style of ancient myth. Oshii Mamoru’s Assault Girl 2 visualizes a battle between angels representing good and evil, shot as a music video. Each of these four short films presents a different characteristic. Among them, Boy Samurai is particularly interesting, being the work of Fukasaku Kenta, famous son of Fukasaku Kinji. Through the use of a Benshi (live read narration for Japanese silent films of the early 1900s), the feeling of watching 16mm film, and the insertion of an adult battle into a coming-of-age narrative, the director presents an unexpectedly “charming” horror to the audience. The three other films are also filled with unique characteristics of their own. Another notable point is that acclaimed Korean director of photography Kim Sung-bok of My Sassy Girl(2001), Public Enemy(2002), and Silmido(2003) participated in this project as DP.
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