Hasumi is an extremely popular teacher among his students at Shinko Academy, a private school. A handsome and charming man, Hasumi is well respected among his co-workers too, who often look to him to deal with issues that spring up at the school. Hasumi solves one problem after another, from bullying to cheating to sexual harrassment, he begins to become the man that everyone at the school looks up to. Tsurri, an unpopular teacher with odd tendicies, despises Hasumi which prompts him to look into Hasumi's past where he discovers pure evil. Takashi Miike's Lesson of The Evil is a deeply sinister experience about a psychotic main character who shows absolutely no remorse. Hasumi is incredibly calculating, using even the slightest details to turn individuals against one and other while crafting his master plan of mass murder. What seperates Miike's film apart from most is his willingness to make this psychotic killer the central character instead of relying on a protagonist character to give the audience something they can relate to. Hasumi is the driving force of the narrative in every way, and the film works at its best when diving into this twisted man's headspace where it delivers some truly memorable sequences. My major complaint with Lesson of The Evil is that its point or purpose is a little hard to decifer, coming off as more exploitative in nature than thought-provoking. That being said, Lesson of The Evil does have Miike's typical satirical quality, making it a fun and deeply disb
The film does get into his headspace with some truly memorable sequences
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