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Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler
(映画 賭ケグルイ)

Tsutomu Hanabusa

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?

Screening as part of The Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme 2020 - see any two films in our selection for £10!


Organised by the Japan Foundation with Major Support from Japan Airlines, Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Yakult, with Sponsorship in Kind from SUQQU and the Japan Centre.