Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

RAGE (Ikari)


Year: 2016
Country: JAPAN
Run Time: 142 minutes



RAGE begins with the extremely grisly murder of a suburban couple, brutally slaughtered in their bathroom. As police survey the gory scene, they discover the word “rage” smeared in blood on the wall. They ponder its importance as they work furiously to find justice. A suspect soon emerges, but the hunt becomes impossible when authorities discover he had plastic surgery after committing the crime. As time goes by, all hope begins to fade. It’s here the film forks into three separate stories. Several kind but naïve people find themselves entangled with three strangers, one of whom could be the killer. There’s an innocent young girl who befriends a mysterious backpacker living on a deserted island, a father (Academy Award®-nominee Ken Watanabe) who gives a job to an odd man who’s dating his ex-prostitute daughter, and a closeted playboy who meets a silent vagabond at a bathhouse and invites him to move in. For one of these individuals, their kindness will shift to dangerous gullibility. A nail-biter to the end, this dramatic thriller deals with some serious trust issues. (In Japanese with subtitles) —E.F.

RAGE (Ikari)

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 8:40 PM


Lee Sang-il

Genki Kawamura, Shinnosuke Usui

Lee Sang-il

Norimichi Kasamatsu

Tsuyoshi Imai

Principal Cast
Ken Watanabe, Mirai Moriyama, Kenichi Matsuyama, Go Ayano, Suzu Hirose

Director Bio
Lee Sang-il was born in 1974 in Niigata, Japan. He was named Best Director at the 2011 Kinema Junpo Awards for his film "Villain."

Select Filmography
"Chong" (2000), "Border Line" (2002), "69" (2004), "Scrap Heaven" (2005), "Hula Girls" (2006), "Villain" (2010), "Unforgiven" (2013), RAGE (2016)

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