The title of the movie is ”Battle Royale” and it’s a Japanese action-movie. The story of the movie is based on the novel with the same name by the Japanese writer Koushun Takami. The movie is directed by Kinji Fukasaku, who is a legendary filmmaker in Japan. The budget of the movie was about 4, 500, 000 American dollars, and the movie won the ”Best Editing” award, 2 ”Rookie of the Year” awards (Tatuya Fujiwara and Aki Maeda) and the ”Audience Popularity Price” at the 2001 Japanese Academy Awards.
The movie is about a bizarre political resolution. The government is tired of the lack of discipline in public schools, and therefore they have made a resolution to scare students all over Japan. The government gas and kidnap a class of 42 students, and place them on an isolated island. When they wake up from their sleep (because of the gas) they all wear special metal collars around their necks. The class gets to know that they have 3 days to kill each other, every one will be equipped with different weapons. If the students don’t manage to kill every one in the class, until one person is left alive, the metal collars will explode and every one that participate in the “deathmatch” will die! This event is broadcasted on national television in Japan to scare all students. So basically 42 persons enter, one person leaves. Or the whole class dies!