Why Don’t You Play In Hell?

Show times and dates: Fri 5/2, 9:30 PM @ Regent Sq, Sat 5/3, 9:30 PM @ Melwood
Director: Sion Sono
Country: Japan
Film Made: 2013
Film Screened: 2014
Runtime: 126 minutes

Why Don't You Play in Hell

The ambitious, yet wildly untalented, amateur film-making crew known as The F**k Bombers might finally get their big break when they stumble into filming a gang war between rival Yakuza factions that’s been brewing for a decade. Gang boss Muto has suffered the dual humiliation of witnessing his wife’s imprisonment and seeing his princess daughter’s famous toothpaste commercial taken off the air. He’ll do anything to make his daughter a star and reunite with his wife, even if it means taking on the entire Kitagawa clan himself and hiring the F**k Bombers to finally make Mitsuko a leading lady. However, Mitsuko has other plans and aspirations to move beyond the life of a melodrama star into more explosive roles.


This action-packed romp is directed with manic energy as a love letter to filmmaking by cult favorite Sion Sono (Suicide Club, Love Exposure, Cold Fish). It’ll leave you gasping for air and falling in love with cinema all over again.