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46-okunen no koi AKA Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006) FotW #388

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Film of the Week #388: 46-okunen no koi AKA Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)

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An unknown future. A boy confesses to the murder of another in an all-boy juvenile detention facility. More an exercise in style than storytelling, the story follows two detectives trying to uncover the case. Homosexual tension and explosive violence drives the story which delivers some weird and fascinating visuals.

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#368(NEW) 46-okunen no koi (2006)
[Big Bang Love, Juvenile A]

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Directed by: Takashi Miike
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joachimt wrote: June 7th, 2021, 11:22 amHomosexual tension and explosive violence drives the story which delivers some weird and fascinating visuals.
This sentence adeptly explains both why I'm really interested in the film but also really unlikely to see it, especially since I suspect it has a lot more of the latter than the former.
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Fergenaprido wrote: June 12th, 2021, 2:44 am
joachimt wrote: June 7th, 2021, 11:22 amHomosexual tension and explosive violence drives the story which delivers some weird and fascinating visuals.
This sentence adeptly explains both why I'm really interested in the film but also really unlikely to see it, especially since I suspect it has a lot more of the latter than the former.
I can't even remember the homosexual tension (though I'm sure it's there somewhere), the explosive violence line seems to be there because it's a Miike film and that's how people see him. :shrug:

Would be a real shame to skip this film for such off the cuff remarks.
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Fergenaprido wrote: June 12th, 2021, 2:44 am
joachimt wrote: June 7th, 2021, 11:22 amHomosexual tension and explosive violence drives the story which delivers some weird and fascinating visuals.
This sentence adeptly explains both why I'm really interested in the film but also really unlikely to see it, especially since I suspect it has a lot more of the latter than the former.
I used to not watch On Body and Soul because there was arguaby animal abuse in the movie. It turned out to become one of my favourite movies several years later. Just saying.
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Onderhond wrote: June 12th, 2021, 6:47 am
Fergenaprido wrote: June 12th, 2021, 2:44 am
joachimt wrote: June 7th, 2021, 11:22 amHomosexual tension and explosive violence drives the story which delivers some weird and fascinating visuals.
This sentence adeptly explains both why I'm really interested in the film but also really unlikely to see it, especially since I suspect it has a lot more of the latter than the former.
I can't even remember the homosexual tension (though I'm sure it's there somewhere), the explosive violence line seems to be there because it's a Miike film and that's how people see him. :shrug:

Would be a real shame to skip this film for such off the cuff remarks.
So it's not a violent film?
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There is bound to be some violence (both physical and emotional), but it's not really what stands out here (I can't even remember any particular scenes - probably some prison brawl). I don't know where your limit lies of course, but it's certainly not a film that relies on violence.
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Onderhond wrote: June 12th, 2021, 5:32 pm There is bound to be some violence (both physical and emotional), but it's not really what stands out here (I can't even remember any particular scenes - probably some prison brawl). I don't know where your limit lies of course, but it's certainly not a film that relies on violence.
Okay, thanks, that eases my concerns. I'm not against violence, per se, but I have a very strong gag reflex and don't physically respond well to a lot of gory violence in movies. I either have to close my eyes (and sometimes my ears) or frequently pause the film in order to calm down, neither of which is really ideal for watching a film. So I usually just avoid those films altogether (especially slashers and violent action movies).
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Fergenaprido wrote: June 12th, 2021, 6:02 pm Okay, thanks, that eases my concerns. I'm not against violence, per se, but I have a very strong gag reflex and don't physically respond well to a lot of gory violence in movies. I either have to close my eyes (and sometimes my ears) or frequently pause the film in order to calm down, neither of which is really ideal for watching a film. So I usually just avoid those films altogether (especially slashers and violent action movies).
Well, in that case it might help if someone who has seen this film more recently gives his/her view, since I'm quite numb when it comes to violence. There might be some pushing and punching, possibly some blood.
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Honestly, I don't remember much from the film but I've just read a review from my go-to film critic and there's no mention of violence at all, so it can't be significant.
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