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Caterpillar

Caterpillar

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Year: 2010

Caterpillar tells the story of a village woman given the grueling task of looking after (and fulfilling the sexual needs of) her quadruple amputee husband, a Japanese soldier in the Second Sino-Japanese War who has been decreed a "War God" by the Emperor. The film serves as a powerful indictment of Japan's militaristic, nationalistic past.

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United Red Army

United Red Army

Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
Year: 2007

This epic docudrama by Koji Wakamatsu depicts the rise, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, of the far-left Japanese paramilitary group known as the United Red Army. The film portrays in harrowing fashion how the army disintegrated as they began to torture and murder their own members during training sessions in the mountains.

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Pray

Pray

Director: Yuichi Sato
Year: 2006

Down on their luck and desperate for money to buy drugs, Mitsuru (Tetsuji Tamayama) and Maki (Asami Mizukawa) have the perfect plan. They decide to kidnap a young girl and hide out in an abandoned school, until their demands are met. Everything is going according to plan, until they realize they have made one gross miscalculation. Their hostage died a year ago today and now its their turn.

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Yakuza Graveyard

Yakuza Graveyard

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Year: 1976

YAKUZA GRAVEYARD is a gritty, brutally violent action film, a mature, poetic achievement in personal filmmaking, and a trenchant x-ray of xenophobic post-war Japanese society.

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3 Seconds Before Explosion

3 Seconds Before Explosion

Director: Motuma Ida

A lightning-paced 60's crime film from Japan's Nikkatsu Studios, Three Seconds to Explosion packs enough subterfuge and action into its 84 volatile minutes to fill out a dozen pictures made anywhere else.

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Apartment 1303

Apartment 1303

Director: Ataru Oikawa
Year: 2007

After moving into her first apartment, Sayaka invites her friends to come over and celebrate. During the party, she begins acting strangely, before suddenly running to the balcony and jumping to her death. At the funeral, stunned and horrified, her friends and family refuse to believe Sayaka committed suicide. Her sister Mariko begins investigating and learns that Sayaka wasnt the first to plummet to her death in Apartment 1303. The room has a shocking history and Mariko is about to come face-to-face with an evil more powerful and terrifying than she could ever have imagined.

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Mountains May Depart

Mountains May Depart

Director: Jia Zhangke
Year: 2015

Mainland master Jia Zhangke scales new heights with Mountains May Depart. At once an intimate drama and a decades-spanning epic that leaps from the recent past to the present to the speculative near-future, Jia's new film is an intensely moving study of how China's economic boom and the culture of materialism it has spawned has affected the bonds of family, tradition, and love.

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The Trap

The Trap

Director: Kaizo Hayashi
Year: 1996

In love for the first time, cases booked solidly for months and a brand new fax machine prodding his office into the nineties, down-on-his-luck private eye Maiku "Mike" Hama has the world on a string at last. Or does he? In The Trap, things are not what they seem. When a hooded stranger appears in his office with the cryptic challenge "I want you to look for me," Hama is drawn into a string of bizarre serial murders that have Yokohama's police baffled and the city terrified.

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Arakimentari

Arakimentari

Director: Travis Klose
Year: 2004

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Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Year: 1976

In his 1975 masterpiece COPS VS. THUGS, director Kinji Fukasaku (BATTLE ROYALE) paints a dynamic portrait of flourishing corruption and unchecked greed using gritty 70s cop movie elan and true crime expose' detail. Brimming with irresistibly brutal vitality, COPS VS. THUGS demonstrates why Fukasaku counts filmmakers Takeshi Kitano, Quentin Tarantino and Takeshi Miike as devoted acolytes.

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