Endurance (1985)

Run Time - 90 min.  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

Endurance, a popular Japanese television game show, is one of the most arduous, bizarre, and funniest contests of its kind. Each Endurance competition lasts nine months and starts out with 1,000 contestants. These gamesters, put themselves in mortal danger, face untold humiliations and torments in hopes of winning an unknown prize at the end. This fascinating documentary offers Westerners a rare glimpse of fun Japanese style.



game-show, behind-the-scenes, endurance, survivor, torture