Japanese Film Festival 2019 THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, SYDNEY AND ACMI PRESENT

Kakegurui

Unclassified 15+ Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

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Forget grades at Hyakkaou Private Academy, an elite school for the rich. Here, gambling is the only way to succeed. Blackjack, poker, rock-paper-scissors – as long as you bet, it doesn’t matter! Winners rule the school, while the losers are stripped of their humanity and forced to become ‘cats’ and ‘dogs’. This year, the ultimate prize is up for grabs: a ‘blank future’ that allows the winner to do whatever they want after graduation, rather than have their life’s path decided for them.

Everyone knows the student council president will secure victory – that is, until new transfer student Yumeko Jabami enters the equation. She seems to love nothing more than taking risks, but does she have what it takes to topple the president?

Based on Homura Kawamoto’s hit manga, Kakegurui is a comical satire of a society that is congenial on the surface but brutal underneath, with no second chances for anyone.

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Please note that these sessions will be held at Treasury Theatre