Children of the Dark (2008)

Run Time - 137 min.  |   Countries - Japan  |  
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Based on the controversial but commercially successful novel Blood and Bones by Japanese-Korean author Yan Sogil, writer/director Junji Sakamoto's confrontational drama examines the devastating plight of Thai children who have become hopelessly trapped in the machinations of child prostitution and black market organ harvesting by taking a decidedly indiscriminate approach to the sensitive subject matter. These aren't crimes that are unfolding in some faraway land where little can be done to prevent them, but right in a place where they could be effectively prevented if it weren't for the oppressive apathy of the masses and their stubborn unwillingness to acknowledge the problems that exist just out of sight.