Lesson of the Evil (Aku no kyôten) (2012)

Lesson of the Evil (Aku no kyôten) (2012)





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Movie Info

A popular high school teacher concocts an extreme plan to deal with the rise of bullying and bad behavior among the student body.
Art House & International , Horror , Mystery & Suspense
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Hideaki Ito
as Seiji Hasumi
Mitsuru Fukikoshi
as Masanobu Tsurii
Shota Sometani
as Keisuke Hayami
Takayuki Yamada
as Tetsuro Shibahara
Yukito Nishii
as Kakeru Takagi
Howard Harris
as Chief Trading Officer
Fumi Nikaidô
as Reika Katagiri
Mayu Matsuoka
as Satomi Shirai
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Critic Reviews for Lesson of the Evil (Aku no kyôten)

All Critics (3)

Lesson of the Evil at least operates under a guise of exploitation - all of which is welcomingly daft.

Full Review… | July 1, 2016
The Film Stage

a crazy adult cartoon, marked in equal parts by genuine tabu-busting horror, sheer excess, & an unnerving sense of fun - but the fact that Hasumi honed his cutthroat skills on a business degree... lends his psychopathic behaviour a political edge.

Full Review… | June 3, 2014
Grolsch Film Works

A hard drink to swallow, but it's a vicious horror film with Miike's resonant visual punch.

Full Review… | April 11, 2014
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Lesson of the Evil (Aku no kyôten)

A sociopathic teacher uses extreme method to stop the "corruption" in the high school, when his plan went wrong, a night of massacre would be his only solution. The acting was simply dreadful, the story was ridiculous, even the standard of Japanese gore flicks was lost. It was really just violent for the sake of being violent.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

2/5 I didn't even know this was a Miike film when I watched it...weird. It doesn't work, but it was interesting enough for one viewing.

Troy Kleasner
Troy Kleasner

This flick tries to moniterize the issue of mass killing. Unfortunately, it's neither a visual treat nor an effective storytelling. Wonder if I'll go for the sequel.

familiar stranger
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

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