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Teiichi: Battle of Supreme High

  • Directed by Akira Nagai
  • Japan, 2017, 118 mins., Japanese

Teiichi Akaba (Masaki Suda) enters a boys-only high school with an aim to triumph over every one of his classmates to become class president—and eventually ascend to the position of prime minister. Teiichi is confident of his path, and deeply understands the various machinations needed to move through the corridors of power. But when he finally meets his rival classmates, he’s surprised at the variety of ideologies at play, and is in for more of a fight than he bargained for. Through Teiichi’s unpredictable journey, Nagai crafts a wickedly hilarious tale of power and what it takes to get it—should one choose that path. In Japanese with English subtitles.

Appears in: Japanese Currents

Genres: Comedy