Why Don't You Play in Hell? Poster

Release Date: November 7th, 2014

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 9 min

Plot Summary
In Japan, gonzo filmmakers hatch a three-pronged plan to save an actress's career, end a yakuza war and make a hit movie.

Cast: Jun Kunimura, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Hiroki Hasegawa, Gen Hoshino, Fumi Nikaidô, Tomochika , Itsuji Itao, Tak Sakaguchi

Director: Shion Sono

Genres: Action, Dark comedy

Distributors: Drafthouse Films

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Refusing to mourn anything, displaying a Futurist-style disdain for the past, Sion Sono imagines a world in which static adherence to old ideas leads directly to doom. show more

  • It is also the post-punk writer/director Sion Sono's most accessible film: a middle-aged filmmaker's tribute to the kind of epic-sized gangster-romance he used to fantasize about making. show more

  • Like so many memorable yet hard-to-describe movies, Why Don't You Play in Hell? takes a ridiculous concept and commits to it fully. You might laugh with surprise or shriek in horror — both, most likely — but you certainly won't dismiss it. show more

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