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When four young orphans—Hikari, Ikuko, Ishi, and Takemura—first meet, their parents’ bodies are being turned into dust, like fine Parmesan atop a plate of spaghetti Bolognese, and yet none of them can shed a tear. They are like zombies; devoid of all emotion. With no family, no future, no dreams, and no way to move forward, the young teens decide that the first level of this new existence involves salvaging a gaming console, an old electric bass, and a charred wok from their former homes—just enough to start a band-and then conquer the world. Tragedy, comedy, music, social criticism, and teenage angst are all subsumed in this eccentric cinematic tsunami.

  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    120 min
  • Language
    Japanese
  • Country
    Japan
  • Premiere
    Sundance
  • Rating
    N/A
  • Director
    Makoto Nagahisa
  • Screenwriter
    Makoto Nagahisa
  • Producer
    AiheiI Yamanishi, Shinichi Takahashi, Haruki Yokoyama, Haruhiko Hasegawa
  • Filmmaker
    Makoto Nagahisa
  • Cast
    Keita Ninomiya, Satoshi Mizuno, Mondo Okumura, Sena Nakajima, Kuranosuke Sasaki, Youki Kudoh, Sosuke Ikematsu, Eriko Hatsune, Jun Murakami, Naomi Nishida, Shiro Sano, Rinko Kikuchi, Masatoshi Nagase
  • Cinematographer
    Hiroaki Takeda
  • Production Design
    Yukiko Kuribayashi
  • Sound Design
    Junnosuke Okita