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Houston! Don’t miss WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? - an outrageous new action comedy from Sion Sono

Don’t miss an early Houston screening as part of Fantastic Fest On Tour 2013.

Houston! Don’t miss WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? - an outrageous new action comedy from Sion Sono

WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? is one hell of a film – spinning an elaborate ensemble action yarn while simultaneously paying tribute to the joys of filmmaking – specifically 35mm film. Like a speeding bullet, the film hooks audiences from the get go and never lets up until its bloody, unbelievable finale. A sprawling cast of characters – each with clearly developed motivations and end goals – ricochet off each other and nobody will walk out of this film in one piece.

Directed by lauded Japanese filmmaker Sion Sono, WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? is hard to summarize in a single sentence – it features two warring gangs, a handful of emotionally-stunted  men with their own individual obsessions and a last-ditch effort to save the day through the power of cinema. Part Yakuza film, part romantic comedy, part coming-of-age story – WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? is a jamboree of genres and if you are a fan of edgy cinema, you are guaranteed to fall in love with this exquisitely told story.

A group of young adults who harbor dreams of being filmmakers find themselves over the heads when they are recruited by a Yakuza clan to film a movie – the only catch is that the movie must be filmed in the middle of a turf war that has been waging for decades and will star real gangsters. No special effects will be needed – the Yakuza plan on killing each other for real in front of the camera. Caught in the tide is a lovesick man and a pair of aging crime bosses – all three obsessed with a former child actress.

If you don’t know who Sion Sono is yet, you will after WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? is released in theaters next year by Drafthouse Films. A blend of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Matthew Vaughn, the film is one of the most unpredictable, over-the-top action spectacles you will ever have the good graces to witness. Don’t miss an early Houston screening as part of Fantastic Fest On Tour 2013.

Buy your ticket!

"Quite possibly mankind's greatest achievement." - David Ehrlich, Film.com

"A love letter to cinema, paired with an oddly moving family story and framed by a yakuza tale, Sono's latest is wild, unruly, and hugely entertaining, whether you're looking for a grand artistic vision, emotional resonance, or just two hours of fun." - Todd Gilchrist, GeekNation

"Irresistible trashy fun in a cross-genre free-for-all." - Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter

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