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Assassination Classroom: Graduation ("Ansatsu Kyoshitsu -Sotsugyou Hen-")

North American Premiere
  • Japan
  • 2016
  • 118 mins
  • DCP
  • Japanese
  • English (subtitles)
Official Selection: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival 2016, Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

Welcome to class 3-E, for the second semester of the school year, which promises to be one not only essential to the students’ development, but vital to all of humanity. Since all of the students’ combined efforts weren’t enough to get the best of Koro-sensei, he’s right back in the teacher’s seat. As quick as ever and full of resources, efforts will have to be redoubled to finally eliminate him and save the Earth from certain destruction. There’ll be fresh additions to the group, including a lethal sharpshooter, while familiar members will exhibit skills we didn’t know they had. Surprising revelations, however, will greatly rattle the group and perhaps even cause it to split up as they shed some light on Koro-sensei’s origins. It will be of the utmost importance that these oddball teenagers stay united as a new threat is headed for school. The teens will need to make full use of their training as assassins, to guarantee the safety of our beautiful planet.

A year after presenting the international premiere of ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM, a Fantasia 2015 favourite and huge Japanese box-office hit, the conclusion to Eiichiro Hasumi’s brilliant two-part adaptation of Yuusei Matsui’s manga is finally at our door. While ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM: GRADUATION retains its predecessor’s amusing weirdness and dumbfounding action sequences, it delves deeper into its characters and earns its place among school-life coming-of-age tales by infusing several dramatic twists into the film and elevating it beyond a special-effects visual feast. The incomparable Koro-sensei is also further revealed as we learn more about the reasons that motivated him to teach class 3-E. Amid a dynamic cast populated by both Japanese and Korean pop stars, Kazunari Ninomiya, of the famous band Arashi, steals the show with his delirious yet endearing portrayal of the yellow creature with a contagious smile. Your hordes of admirers will never forget you, Mr. Professor!

— Nicolas Archambault

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