By Hitoshi YAZAKI

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Drama - Completed 2016

Based on a novel of a same name by Naoki prize winning author, Mariko Koike.

& Awards

Goteborg IFF 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 132 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hitoshi YAZAKI
    • Writer(s)
    • Chiai TAKEDA, Masa ASANISHI
    • Synopsis
    • Set in 1969, when Japanese students were enmeshed with campus riots, anti-war rallies, and the growth of subcultures in music, cinema, literature, and theater. Influenced by the atmosphere of the time, the protagonist, Kyoko, a senior at a girls’ high school, forms an “Anti-Uniform Committee” and joins a rally at a university. However, Kyoko hates herself because she knows she is only copying others. One day, she is wounded at a rally, and realizes she has been taking campus riot for granted. Fleeing from the riot police, she runs into “A Cappella,” the café where she meets and falls in love with a college student named Wataru. She undergoes a sexual awakening and loses her virginity. Things seem to be going well with Wataru, but then she witnesses something she cannot believe…
      The film depicts the emotional rollercoaster of being a teenager. Love, hurt, betrayal and rebellion all play a role.
      “A Cappella” is a coming-of-age tale, where one finds something important and grows up by losing it.