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LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM
Remembering you have nothing to be proud of in life is the hardest thing a man can face... Internationally acclaimed director Nobuhiro Yamashita of "Linda Linda Linda" (2005) brings another heart-warming story "La La La at Rock Bottom" to the big screen. An amnesiac man who can do nothing but sing is played by Subaru Shibutani, the lead singer of music group KANJANI EIGHT who drew over 780,000 audiences with 40 concerts in 2013, Fumi Nikaido, who won Marcello Mastroianni Award at Venice International Film Festival in 2012 for "Himizu," plays the girl who helps him recover from the memory loss.
Shigeo (29), an underdog who gets beaten into amnesia, goes through a desperate struggle to remember his own identity with the help of a lone teenager Kasumi (17) who lives with her demented grandfather alone. She finds his talent to sing and invites him to join her managing band as its lead vocal. Although he tries to start his new life, all the memory coming back to his mind is the dark past he wants to erase. Now, singing is the only thing he is left with to deal with the life he has remembered and will be living. Can they find a shred of happiness in life even after he remembers everything?
Born1976 in Aichi, Japan. In 1999, Yamashita's feature directorial debut "Hazy Life" was premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival 2000. Bae Doona starring high school rock band movie "Linda Linda Lida" (2005) was international premiered at Toronto International Film Festival 2005 and was widely praised by the audience. In 2006, "The Matsugane Potshot Affair" received Citizen's Choice Award at Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival 2007. Toronto premiered "A Gentle Breeze in the Village" (2007) won Best Director Award at Hochi Film Award in Japan. "Tamako in Moratorium" (2013) was world premiered at Busan International Film Festival 2013.
"Eight Ranger" series
"The World Of Kanako" (2014) "Why Don't You Play in Hell?" (2013) "Himizu" (2012)
Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita
"Tamako in Moratorium" (2013) "A Gentle Breeze in the Village" (2007) "Linda Linda Lida" (2005)Screenplay: Tomoe Kanno
"Girl in the Sunny Place" (2013) "Time Traveler: the girl who leapt through time" (2010)Music: Shoji Ikenaga
"Tamako in Moratorium" (2013) "Ringing in Their Ears" (2011)Music Producer: Kyoko Kitahara
"Wolf Children" (2012) "Detroit Metal City" (2008)
Director of Photography: Futa Takagi
"The Voltex of Love" (2013)
Production Designer: Norifumi Ataka "Norwegian Wood" (2010)
Hironori Iwamoto "The Chasing World" seriesEditor: Takashi Satoh
"Tamako in Moratorium" (2013) "A Story of Yonosuke" (2013)
Exective Producer: Julie K. Fujishima
Co-Executive Producer: Tom Yoda
Release in Japan: 14 February 2015 / Length: 103 / American Vista / 5.1ch
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