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DEATH NOTE aka DESU NOTO
UK: Blue Dolphin / 4Digital Media / ILC Entertainment
Cast: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Shido Nakamura, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Takeshi Kaga, Michiko Godai, Hikari Mitsushima, Shunji Fujimura, Shigeki Hosokawa, Asaka Seto, Erika Toda, Yu Kashii
Director: Shusuke Kaneko
Language: Japanese (English subtitles)
UK: 125 mins
UK Certificate: 12A contains one use of strong language, moderate violence and threat
UK Release Date: 2 May 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 25 April 2008 (Limited Release - London, ICA)
This spin-off from a best-selling Manga series is one of the biggest popular hits to emerge from Japan since the original RING. A must for fantasy fans and Goth-inclined teens, this chiller-thriller breathlessly follows the mayhem that ensues when law student Light (Tatsuya Fujiwara) is given a special book that can cause a person's death just by writing their name in it.
Urged on by the Angel of Death (a memorable CGI creation), Light becomes a serial-killing vigilante and attracts the attention of a mysterious detective mastermind known only as L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama).
DEATH NOTE is followed by the equally successful sequel DEATH NOTE: THE LAST NAME, which will also open at the ICA.