Kamikaze (1986 film)

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Directed byDidier Grousset
Produced byLuc Besson
Louis Duchesne
Laurent Pétin
Written byDidier Grousset
Luc Besson
StarringRichard Bohringer
Music byÉric Serra
CinematographyJean-François Robin
Edited byOlivier Mauffroy
Release date
  • 10 December 1986 (1986-12-10) (France)
Running time
90 minutes

Kamikaze is a 1986 French science fiction film directed by Didier Grousset.[1][2]


A brilliant scientist goes insane and develops a technology which enables him to kill people by sending death rays through television cameras. He kills TV announcers and is soon hunted by police.



The storyline has been characterised as "short and strange".[3] The film received mixed reviews yet it has been said "Kamikaze" had a "cool vibe".[4] The film has been called "impressive".[5] It has also been stated "Kamikaze" delivered "evidence of style and flair" and was "stylish fun".[6][7]


Luc Besson co-wrote and produced "Kamikaze" right after Subway.[8]


Two pieces have been published on a single in 1986.[9]

DVD release[edit]

"Kamikaze" was originally released on VHS.[10] In 2013 a digitally re-mastered HD French-language version with Japanese subtitles (NTSC, region 2) was issued.[11]


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  2. ^ "Kamikaze". scifi-movies.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  3. ^ "Kamikaze (1986)". artistdirect.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  4. ^ "Kamikaze (1986)". letterboxd.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  5. ^ "Kamikaze". trashcity.org. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  6. ^ "Kamikaze (1986)". cinefileonline.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  7. ^ "Kamikaze". timeout.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  8. ^ "Luc Besson". filmbug.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  9. ^ "Eric Serra – Kamikaze, Le Film". discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  10. ^ "Kamikaze". worldcat.org. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
  11. ^ "Kamikaze". cdjapan.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-07-28.

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