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Midnight Obsession
KILL
Director_ Fukasaku Kenta, Oshii Mamoru , Tahara Minoru, Tsujimoto Takanori
Japan 2008 82min Digi-Beta color feature
Review

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.

CREDIT
  • DirectorFukasaku Kenta, Oshii Mamoru, Tahara Minoru, Tsujimoto Takanori
  • ProducerKubo Atsushi, Oshii Mamoru
  • ScreenplayFujita Futoshi, Oshii Mamoru, Tahara Minoru, Tsujimoto Takanori
  • CinematographyKim Sung-bok
  • MusicHonda Toshiyuki, Kawai Kenji, Yamazaki Vanilla, Yoshida Hikaru
CastFujita Yoko, Kikuchi Rinko
DIRECTOR
Fukasaku Kenta
Born in 1972, Tokyo. He worked for several TV series as an assistant director. He has been in directing career since Battle Royale II (2003) which he succeeded from late Kinji Fukasaku.
Oshii Mamoru
Born in 1951, Oshii graduated from the Department of Art Education from the Tokyo University of Arts. He produced a 16mm short film while at college. Once graduated, he briefly worked at a radio broadcasting station and then moved to an animation company called Tatsunoko Productions. The success of theater animation in 1983 brought him fame. In 1989, he became one of the representative figures of Japanese animation with his animation . (1995), the landmark animation for himself and for Japan, enjoyed global popularity. In his works such as , , and , Oshii tries to delve into the profound human nature living in a grim future where computers take over humans.
Tahara Minoru
Born in 1971, Osaka. His talent was discovered during the contest which Oshii took part as a jury. This is his debut as a major film director.
Tsujimoto Takanori
Born in 1971, Osaka. He has been shooting genuine action films ever since his career in independent filmmaking. He has been extending his career to various fields including promotion films and making films.
Jeonju Office

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