Strip Mahjong: Battle Royale
In this case is matter of memories.
The Mahjong reminds us of our first PC games. The strip remembers the
first websites that we visited. And the fact that this is a Japanese
film, reminds us, once again, that the Asian filmmakers are mad and
Only they can make a film about Mahjong set in a basement that includes
torture, humiliation, humor and tits. And only they can manage to make
a film, which despite having a unique set and a narrative line is
interesting from the beginning to the end.
The usual fast direction with a rough editing, showing us a film on
which, for all the things we said in the previous lines, there is
little to say. Because at the we are in a dark underground theater
where a presenter named Kato assisted by Ranran Tachibana, play-by-play
on a web channel a match of Strip Mahjong where the prize is ten
million of yen. There are four challengers. Yuka Kashiwagi, leader of
the band "Afterschool Expedition", Aoi Onizuka an unscrupulous lawyer,
Misuzu Kaneda from uptown and the precarious worker by choice Mirai
Kisaragi. On the latter must be emphasized that it is called a freeter
(Free from English ter from German Arbeiter, ie working) definition for
young Japanese seeking odd jobs to stay free, going in contrast with
Four girls who have something to be forgiven by Japan conservative
society and that in a certain way make this film a satire on the rigid
traditions and lifestyles of the country of the rising sun.
The game rules are very simple, they play Mahjong but whoever loses the
so-called "strip cards" will suffer a harsh punishment. All wear an
Punishments show sadomasochistic perversion that we have already seen
in other Japanese films. Violent squeezing, strip off bra, twisted slip
to lesbo moment.
Nothing too hard, a little 'eroticism which helps to run the story. And the movie in its simplicity works.
"Datsui-Majan Batoru rowaiaru" literally translated into English is the
first film by director Mac.P.Forever that from 2011 onwards has made
three other films from the titles that seem to follow this trend.
Technical Data Sheet
Original Title: Datsui-Majan Batoru rowaiaru
Alternative titles: Strip Mahjong: Battle Royale
Directed by: Mac P.Forever
Cast: Mako Higashio, Hiroaki Kawatsure, Nina, Anzu Sasaki, Kaori Sasaki, Runa Shimotsuki, Hitomi They use
Production Company: Chance In, JollyRoger, New Select
Duration 77 '