The Chasing World (Real Oni Gokko)
DIRECTOR- Sion Sono
CAST – Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano
OFFICIAL SITE – http://realonigokko.com/
SYNOPSIS – 40 girls killing each other at a girl’s only school.
No men in sight, only women…and something unthinkable is girls killing girls! This is Sion Sono at his best and craziest! A film that depicts young women’s fragile and sometimes dangerous emotional turbulence and their fear of being chased by the unknown.
A bus full of high school girls are on their way to a school trip. A sudden gust of wind slices the bus in half, length-wise killing 40 girls in the blink of an eye, except Mitsuko our protagonist, who ducked just in time. The Wind, however, turns back around to Mitsuko. She runs for her life…and incomprehensively finds herself walking to school with her classmates.
Mitsuko and her classmates, Aki, Yuki and Sur(short for Surreal) chat like they’ve done hundreds of times. Was the tragic deaths of 40 high school girls a nightmare? The next moment, a schoolteacher with a machinegun opens fire, leaving piles of dead girls. Mitsuko runs again. Now she finds herself in a peaceful street lined with shops. “What’s wrong, Keiko? Today’s your wedding!” says her old friend.
Mitsuko is now Keiko, a 25-year-old woman. Before she can resist, Keiko is dressed in a wedding gown. A pig in a tuxedo holding a knife, chases her. What is this irrational world?
One of the women tells Keiko, “As long as you’re around, everyone will be killed!” Keiko is now Izumi. Is this a nightmare? Or is it some kind of game? The answer lies at the very ending.