Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

Why don't you play in hell?
  • 5月28日(水), 10:30 p.m. Mousonturm Saal
  • 5月29日(木), 5:30 p.m. Mal Seh’n Kino
  • Jigoku de naze warui
  • Japan 2013, DCP, 119 min, Japanese with English subtitles
  • 監督、脚本:園子温
  • Production: Bitters End, Gansis, King Record Co., T-Joy
  • Camera: Hideo YAMAMOTO
  • World Sales: Elle Driver
  • ドイツプレミア上映
  • Nippon Cinema Award


WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? shows what happens when a film team gets caught in the middle of a yakuza gang war. In his newest cinematic excess, Sion SONO orchestrates the biggest blood bath the screen has seen since KILL BILL. It also features the most insanely catchy tooth paste commercial of all times. If hell is this much fun, why would anyone want to go to heaven?

Director biography
Sion SONO, born in Aichi Prefecture in 1961, made his debut as a poet at the young age of 17. He began making 8mm films after enrolling at Housei University. He won the PIA Film Festival Grand Prize for A MAN’S HANAMICHI (1987). In 1990 he wrote, directed, and starred in a 16mm feature entitled BICYCLE SIGHS. His final breakthrough came with the release of LOVE EXPOSURE in 2008. Since then, he has won many awards at several international film festivals. In 2011, a NIPPON CONNECTION retrospective featured his work.

Filmography (selection)
1985 I Am Sion Sono!! (Ore wa Sion Sono da!! / NC ‘11); 1986 A Man‘s Hanamichi (Otoko no hanamichi); 1990 Bicycle Sighs (Jitensha toiki / NC ‘11); 1993 Heya – The Room (Heya / NC ‘11); 1997 Keiko desukedo (NC ‘11); 1998 Dankon: The Man (NC ‘11); 1999 Utsushimi (NC ‘11); 2004 Noriko‘s Dinner Table (Noriko no shokutaku / NC ‘07); 2005 Into a Dream (Yume no naka e / NC ‘07) / Strange Circus (Kimyo na sakasu / NC ‘11); 2007 Exte – Hair Extensions (Ekusute / NC ‘11); 2008 Love Exposure (NC ‘09); 2010 Cold Fish (Tsumetai nettaigyo / NC ‘11); 2012 The Land Of Hope (Kibo no kuni / NC ’13)