The director is the person who knows the most about cinema on the face of the Earth and there is a film that struck him above all others.
Quentin Tarantino is a walking film encyclopedia. If we say that he is the person who knows the most about the seventh art, we may not be wrong. He has inspired many generations of filmmakers and is a reference for the vast majority of moviegoers. But Tarantino has, in turn, other creators to learn from and films that also inspire him.
Director of pulp fiction he has seen thousands of movies throughout his life. She likes many and she is not able to rank them, but there is one that struck her so much that she has no problem saying that it is her favorite. Tarantino has a predilection for battle royale (2002), by Kinji Fukasaku. A jewel of violence and a cult title that has been key to sagas like The Hunger Games.
Tarantino chose it as his favorite film released between 1992 and 2009 in a special that he recorded for SkyMovies. While the rest of the films on the list were arranged alphabetically -following the filmmaker’s request- battle royale took first place by full rights. “My favorite movie to come out in the last 17 years. I can’t order all the others, I can’t say which is the second, third, fourth… but the first one is my favourite: the Japanese one battle royale Directed by Kinji Fukasaku“.
If there is a film released throughout my career that I would have liked to direct, it is that one. [Battle Royale]
He doesn’t go into detail about why he likes it and what’s special about it, but we can get an idea, since he’s not the only one. battle royale It has been called one of the best movies of the early 2000s, and many critics say it’s “one of the best movies” they’ve seen.
The film is set in the near future in which overpolation has caused terrible consequences for humanity. Unemployment is through the roof, students are out of control and juvenile crime is on the rise. Faced with this situation, the government decides to enact the Battle Royale law. Every year, a class is randomly chosen from all the high schools in Japan. The chosen ones are taken to an isolated island and must fight until only one is left standing..
Based on Koushun Takami’s novel of the same name, the film generated enormous controversy upon its release in 2000, but the specialized press has always praised its storytelling and content. At the same time, it has been a direct influence for a saga as popular as The Hunger Games. The author, Suzanne Collins, has been accused of plagiarism, but she has always maintained that she was unaware of Fukasaku’s work.