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Directed by: Noboru Iguchi 2012 | 91 min.

Section: HIFF Extreme

Premiere: Hawaii Premiere

Film Website

Countries: Japan

Languages: Japanese, with English subtitles

Genres: Comedy, Cult, Horror


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Keiko, daughter of a famous sushi chef, leaves home to escape his overbearing training in both sushi-making and martial arts. Finding work at a rural inn, she is bullied by the staff and ridiculed by the guests, including the president of Komatsu Pharmaceuticals, who has come to the inn for a vacation with his associates. Little do they know, however, that disgruntled Komatsu researcher Yamada has followed them there with designs on revenge, using a serum he developed that can awaken the murderous instincts of fish on rice, creating…killer sushi!

Bloodthirsty tuna and squid soon descend upon the humans, killing many and turning the remainder into zombie-like creatures. Keiko, joined by the inn’s former sushi chef Sawada, uses her fighting skills against the creatures in an attempt to escape with a handful of uninfected survivors.

Director Noboru Iguchi has brought audiences around the world machine-gun schoolgirls, robot geishas, karate robots, and toilet zombies. Killer sushi seems the next logical step, and everything you could expect from such a ridiculous concept is delivered in Iguchi’s usual crazy style: with heaping helpings of blood, comedy, nudity, action, awkward situations and even a bit of pathos.

Synopsis written by: Marc Walkow


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Cast & Crew

Director Noboru Iguchi
Screenwriter Noboru Iguchi, Jun Tsugita
Producer Mana Fukui, Motohisa Nagata, Yoichi Sakai
Cast Asami , Shigeru Matsuzaki, Takashi Nishina, Kentaro Shimazu Shimazu, Rina Takeda
Cinematographer Yasutaka Nagano
Editor Yosuke Yafune

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