8000 MILES

By Yu IRIE

DONGYU CLUB - as SALES All rights, World

Comedy - Completed 2009

Its a comedy about a small ground of hip-hop fans who live in the suburbs outside of Tokyo but dream of someday becoming famous rappers, even though they’re kind of dorky and untalented.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Comedy
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yu IRIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Yu IRIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Yu IRIE (NORAINU FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • Fukuyama is an area in northern Saitama that doesn’t have a place for live music, or even a record store. Ikku (Shoukai Komakine) is a NEET (not engaged in employment, education, or training) who strolls through the streets of his small town, dreaming of someday becoming a famous rapper. Friends Tom (Shingo Mizusawa) and Mighty (Shoukai Okuno) supposedly record original tracks in their top secret recording studio, but in reality Tom spends all his time working at a strip club and Mighty is kept very busy with his family’s broccoli business.
      One day, their former classmate Chinatsu (Mihiro) returns home from Tokyo after having quit high school early to become an AV (adult video) actress. A seemingly trivial encounter with Chinatsu gradually begins to erode Ikku’s confidence that he can succeed as a rapper. Because of this, he eventually loses hope, puts away his hip-hop clothes, and gets a normal job at a yakiniku restaurant. Saitama’s young, untalented rappers continue fumbling their way through everyday life in this youth movie that’s both sad and funny.
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