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Saikin-rettou poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byKenji Murakami
Written byJun Tsugita
Shiro Tsukasaki (novel)
StarringNaoto Takenaka
Kentaro Sudo
Saori Hara
Panzetta Girolamo
Release date
4 April 2009
Running time
82 minutes

Saikin-rettō (細菌列島)[1] is a 2009 Japanese comedy film. It stars comedian Naoto Takenaka as "the General", the dictator of a fictional Asian country, which parodies the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il.[2] The film also parodies the 2009 Japanese disaster film Pandemic.[3]

Plot summary[edit]

A mysterious virus with the 100% mortality rate spreads across Japan. Everyone infected with this virus dies without exception, screaming and their heads exploding. After the explosion, their faces turn into a smiling face which strongly resembles Kim Jong-il.[2][3]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Roughly translated, Archipelago of Virus. The film does not have an official English title yet.
  2. ^ a b 김정일 패러디영화 '세균열도'...후계자 구도 미리 다뤄 화제 (in Korean). Sports Seoul. 22 June 2009. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b 竹中直人「キタ」の将軍様…「感染列島」パロディー「細菌列島」 (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 17 January 2009. Archived from the original on 3 April 2009.

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