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Revenge is a dish best served cold. Or hot, whatever. But imagine for a second if you’d have to eat that dish every day, stuck in an eternally looping schedule of daily murder?


Original Title : PENALTY LOOP
: Shinji Araki
Screenplay : Shinji Araki
Cast : Ryuya Wakaba, Yusuke Iseya, Rio Yamashita & Jin Dae-yeon
DOP : Yasutaka Watanabe
Producer : Yumiko Takebe
Production : Kinoshita Group Co., Ltd.
Distribution : Kino Films Co., Ltd.
World Sales : Kinoshita Group Co., Ltd.

Year : 2024
Country :
Audio : Japanese
Subtitles : EN / FR / NL
Running time : 99'

Genre(s) : , ,
Audience : 16+
Premiere : International
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Extra Info

After his girlfriend’s lifeless body bubbles up from the depths of a lake, Jun has but one burning desire. To bring back the death penalty. That’s why when he wakes up on June 6, he goes straight to the factory where the murderer works, kills him with a neat combination of Nespresso and rat poison, packs up his body and dumps it along with a couple of bricks of concrete into a lake. Mission accomplished! Time to hit the sack after a fulfilling day. When Jun wakes up the next morning, it’s still June 6. Puzzled, Jun heads back to the factory, stumbles upon the killer who seems weary of his coffee, decides to just stab him to death and let him sleep with the fishes again. The next morning, June 6. Like every June 6, he drives off to the factory, meets Mizoguchi – yeah, he’s starting to get to know the guy -, who bolts as soon as he sees Jun. After yet another murder, Jun is getting tired of this eternal revenge routine. That’s why the next day, June 6, he goes on a murder strike. Or, at least, he tries to…

The death penalty is still alive and kicking in Japan and after a widely mediatized double murder director Shinji Araki got obsessed with the influence the death sentence has on the mourning process of victims. That was the basis for his second feature, PENALTY LOOP, which takes the time loop concept à la GROUNDHOG DAY into new, uncharted territory. The result is quirky, bloody, witty, poignant and above all, fiercely original!