Horror Cinema

Why Don't You Play in Hell?

Jigoku de naze warui
Japan 2013, 126’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Sion Sono
screenplay: Sion Sono
cinematography: Hideo Yamamoto
editing: Jun’ichi Itō
music: Sion Sono
cast: Jun Kunimura, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Fumi Nikaidō, Tomochika, Hiroki Hasegawa, Gen Hoshino, Tak Sakaguchi
producer: Takuyuki Matsuno, Tsuyoshi Suzuki
language: Japanese
colouration: colour

awards and festivals

Toronto IFF 2013 - Nagroda publiczności/People's Choice Award; Montréal Festival of New Cinema 2013 - Nagroda publiczności/People's Choice Award; Fantasporto 2014 - Najlepszy film sekcji Orient Express / Orient Express Section Grand Prize

Film description

An uncompromising ode to the Japanese thrillers and to cinema as such. Sono returns to cinematic madness, unhampered by logic and good film taste. He uses his own script, written at the time of making the now cult Suicide club. But this time he uses gore aesthetic to make a dynamic black comedy in which, among fountains of blood, a group of amateur filmmakers by the lovely name of Fuck Bombers makes a dream project featuring... real Yakuza. Be prepared for samurai swords, plenty of bullets being shot out, a chopping knife chase, an unusual french kiss, and the most catchy tune from a toothpaste commercial.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Sion Sono

Born in 1961 in Toyokawa. He published his first poems when he was 17, later turned to making movies. In 1990 he directed his first feature film, "Bicycle Sighs" (Jitensha Toiki). Since then, his work is regularly shown at international festivals. He is praised for radical artistic vision, the ability to combine shocking form with a well-aimed social critique, and his uncompromising film language.

Selected filmography:

1985 Ore wa Sono Sion da! / I Am Sion Sono!
2000 Utsushimi
2001 Jisatsu sakuru / Suicide Club
2005 Noriko no shokutaku / Noriko’s Dinner Table
2008 Ai no mukidashi / Love Exposure
2010 Tsumetai nettaigyo / Cold Fish
2011 Koi no tsumi / Guilty of Romance
2011 Himizu
2012 Kibo no kuni / The Land of Hope
2013 Zabawmy się w piekle / Jigoku de naze warui / Why Don't You Play in Hell
2014 Tookyo Toraibu / Tokyo Tribe

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