Suzuran High School is also known as The School of Crows. The biggest clique, Serizawa Army and its boss Tamaran Serizawa are challenged by a new student to the school, Kenji Takiya. Takiya, son of a yakuza boss, wants to be the school’s ace fighter. But at the advice of Ken Katagiri, a low-ranked start-out yakuza, Takiya starts to muster together a gang of his own. And as he grows into a true leader, he must face an ultimate battle with Serizawa’s gang.
Sitges International Film Festival, 2008
Pusan International Film Festival, 2007
Deauville Asian Film Festival, 2008
Udine Far East Film Festival, 2008
Mumbai International Film Festival, 2010
By the director of
Ichi the Killer
the Dead Or Alive trilogy
Box Office hit in Japan
22 million US $
Based on a famous manga by
"Crows is, naturally, another cult item for midnight crowds around the world [...]. Miike’s wildly violent opera will not disappoint them. He has his formulae, usually picked up from the manga culture of the Japanese youth, and he belabours them to death in his films. Whether with fists, guns or swords, the name of the game is intensity. Hit before you talk."
"Crows is resolutely commercial and succeeds handily at being so, delivering a fine mix of edgy comedy and crowd-pleasing comic book roughhousing."