54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer, which isn’t as simple as one could hope.
Fantasia Film Festival 2003
Won Jury prize Most Ground-breaking Film (Sion Sono)
2nd place Fantasia Ground-breaker award (Sion Sono)
Neuchâtel International Fantasy Film Festival 2002
Nominated Narcisse Award Best feature film (Sion Sono)
InformationRelease date: 9 March 2002 production companies: Omega Project, Biggubîto, For Peace Co. Ltd., Fyûzu Producer: Seiya Kawamata, Toshiie Tomida, Seiji Yoshida, Atsushu Numata, Junichi Tanaka, Toyoyuki Yokohama Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Akaji Maro, Masatoshi Nagase, Saya Hagiwara, Hideo Sako, Takashi Nomura, Tamao Sato, Mai Hosho, Yoko Kamon, Rolly, Kimiko Yo, Suzunosuke, Kasumi Takahashi, Nao Nagasawa Director: Sion Sono
Assistant Director: Toshiaki Kondo
Screenwriter: Sion Sono
Cinematographer: Kazuto Sato Music/composer: Tomoki Hasegawa Special effects: Yoshihiro Nishimura, Nishimura Motion Picture Model Makers Group 99 min.