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- Movie: Why Don't You Play in Hell?
- Romaji: Jigoku de Naze Warui Why Don't You Play in Hell?
- Japanese: 地獄でなぜ悪い Why don’t you play in hell？
- Director: Sion Sono
- Writer: Sion Sono
- Producer: Takuyuki Matsuno, Atsushi Moriyama, Tsuyoshi Suzuki
- Cinematographer: Hideo Yamamoto
- World Premiere: August 29, 2013 (Venice Film Festival)
- Release Date: September 28, 2013
- Runtime: 129 min.
- Genre: Comedy / Gangster / Filmmaking
- Production Company: Bitters End / T-Joy
- Distributor: T-Joy
- Language: Japanese
- Country: Japan
Muto (Jun Kunimura) and Ikegami (Shinichi Tsutsumi) are two gangsters who hate each other, but Ikegami is in love with Muto's actress daughter Michiko (Fumi Nikaido). Meanwhile, Muto attempts to make his wife Shizue's (Tomochika) dream come true which is to have their daughter appear in a movie.
Koji (Gen Hoshino), who is just a passerby, is mistaken for a movie director. Koji then requests to independent film director Hirata (Hiroki Hasegawa) to cast Michiko as the leading actress in his film. Their situation soon goes completely wrong.
- Screenplay for "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" was first written by Sion Sono 15 years ago as an action film.
- Filming began August 15, 2012.
Additional Cast Members:
- 2013 (70th) Venice Film Festival - August 28-September 7, 2013 - Orizzonti *World Premiere
- 2013 (19th) L'Etrange Festival - September 5-15, 2013
- 2013 (38th) Toronto International Film Festival - September 5-15, 2013 - Midnight Madness *North American Premiere
- 2013 (9th) Fantastic Fest - September 19-26, 2013 *U.S. Premiere
- 2013 (18th) Busan International Film Festival - October 3-12, 2013 - A Window on Asian Cinema
- 2013 (57th) BFI London Film Festival - October 9-20, 2013 - Cult
- 2013 (33rd) Hawaii International Film Festival - October 10-20, 2013 - HIFF Extreme *Hawaii Premiere
- 2013 (46th) Sitges Film Festival - October 11-20, 2013 - Noves Visions - Ficció
- 2014 (30th) Imagine: Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival - April 9-18, 2014
- 2014 (14th) Nippon Connection - May 27-June 1, 2014 - Nippon Cinema *German Premiere
- 2014 (13th) New York Asian Film Festival - June 27-July 14, 2014
- 2014 (49th) Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - July 4-12, 2014 - Midnight Screenings
- 2014 (13th) Asian Film Festival of Dallas - July 10-17, 2014
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