Blue Spring (2002)

Blue Spring

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Following up on his gritty boxing documentary Unchained, Toshiaki Toyoda returns to narrative film with this bleak portrait of life at perhaps the worst high school in Japan. The film opens with the quiet yet brutal Kujo (played by Gohatto's Ryuhei Matsuda) winning a particularly hair-raising version of chicken -- clapping as many times as you can while hanging on the outside of the school's rooftop railing. Kujo is immediately crowned the king of the school and his gang -- including his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Toshiaki Toyoda, Taiyo Matsumoto
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Blue Spring

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 7, 2004
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Audience Reviews for Blue Spring

½

Enjoyed this, in-school yakuza, takes bullying to an entire different level!

I loved the soundtrack by the way, fits the movie perfectly.

Saxia
Saskia D.

Super Reviewer

Coming-of-age dark tale.Now what's the importance around this 'hood?Toyoda describes in a very simple way the daily school upbringing of a bunch of neo-slackers and offers a primitive affiliation to their environment.A great film all in all.

jimbotender
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

Based on the fantastic manga, this is a gritty, surreal and downbeat film about high school. Saw this on Sept. 12, 2001 and unfortunately there was a plane in the film that the audience couldn't seem to get past, I'm sure everyone was thinking about very recent events, very understandable, but the Q&A was more about the plane than about the movie. These are probably the same people who watch TMZ nowadays.

cacutshaw
Christopher Brown

Super Reviewer

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