Trailer: Let’s Make the Teacher Have a Miscarriage Club (2011)
Coming in at a cool 60 minutes, and loosely based on a true story (no, really), MISCARRIAGE CLUB is exactly what it sounds like and like nothing you’d expect.
And it may be one of our most important films of 2012, for all the right reasons. Not for the faint of heart, the movie opens on five bored junior high girls staring into a rabbit hutch. Mizuki, the dead-eyed ringleader, grabs one of the rabbits, climbs to the top of a nearby playground slide, and punts the animal to the ground, killing it instantly. The other girls giggle, but Mizuki doesn’t see what’s so funny. Their teacher, Sawako (Aki Miyata) is four months pregnant, and stronger than the rest of her impotent, ineffectual colleagues. She wants to help her Village of the Damned students, but she can’t get their parents on the phone, and she’s becoming increasingly concerned for her safety and the safety of her unborn child.