Suicide Circle (2002)



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)


Release 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.

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