Batoru Rowaiaru (Battle Royale)
2000
***
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Taro Yamamoto, Takeshi Kitano

A biting black comedy and social satire with an entertaining but preposterous premise. Japanese teenagers have gone out of control and a new law is enforced to tackle the problem. A group of kids are transported to a desert island where they must kill each other, only the last one alive goes home. The film has a brilliant shock start, but it eventually turns into a rather tiresome series of imaginative killings.