They already say that Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is one of the best films of Shion Sono‘s career. So, forget about his “Love Exposure” and “Suicide Club”, and get ready for a completely insane and violent action film, which is set to premiere at this year’s Venice Film Festival.
Sono already says the movie is “an action film about the love of 35mm”, and we say – head inside to find the latest trailer, and more details about the whole thing!
Based on a screenplay Sono wrote nearly 15 years ago, the film follows the collusion of an amateur production crew and a yakuza boss as they attempt to make a movie amidstthedecade-long war between two rival crime lords.
In other words, the movie revolves around Hirata, played by Hiroki Hasegawa, who dreams of being a movie director, and with his ragtag film crew, he intends to shoot a masterpiece. The rest of the story goes like this:
“Meanwhile, a feud between yakuza clans heats up after big boss Muto’s wife massacres rival boss Ikegami’s gang, jeopardizing her daughter Michiko’s acting career in the process. Ten years later, and days before his wife’s release from jail, Muto must somehow prove to her that Michiko has become a big-screen star. And so, the ruthless criminal underground and the happy-go-lucky film crew collide in an orgy of blood and B-roll.”
Also starring Jun Kunimura, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Tak Sakaguchi, “Why Don’t You Play in Hell?” will make its World Premiere at the upcoming Venice Film Festival and its North American premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival in the ‘Midnight Madness’ program.
A VOD/Digital and theatrical release is planned for 2014.
Let us know what you think about the trailer and stay tuned for more updates!