RINGING IN THEIR EARS

ROCK'N ROLL HA NARIYAMANAI

By Yu IRIE

FLYING PILLOW FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2011

A week till the concert of red-hot rock band.
A pole dancer raises her son alone. He causes trouble by watching the band’s video clip. A high schooler is torn between her dream of becoming a pro Shogi player, and fitting in with her peers. Can these people discover a way to live life on their terms

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • JAPANESE
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yu IRIE
    • Writer(s)
    • Yu IRIE
    • Producer(s)
    • Hitoshi NUNOKAWA (Pony Canyon), Yasumasa SAIMI (Music on TV), Takahiro OTSUKI (Tollywood), Takatoshi NAOI (Spotted Productions), Atsuko OHNO (Cinegriot), Kazuhide NOMURA (Warner Music Japan), Yuki TSUBOYA (Parco), Yu IRIE (Norainu Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Only one week remains until the biggest concert yet by red-hot rock band Shinsei Kamattechan...
      High schooler Michiko (Fumi NIKAIDO) is torn between her dream of becoming a professional Shogi (Japanese chess) player, and fitting in with her peers who are setting off on more well-trodden paths. One day, her boyfriend offers her a ticket to the Shinsei Kamattechan concert, but it's on the same date as the amateur Shogi championship final that she has fought long and hard to win...
      Meanwhile, single mother Kaori (Kurumi MORISHITA) works as an office cleaner by day, and as an erotic dancer from night until morning. Her young son Ryota is obsessed with watching Shinsei Kamattechan on his laptop, which gets him into trouble at his kindergarten. Kaori is summoned by the principal, who warns her of the bad influence Ryota is having on the other children...
      Elsewhere, as Shinsei Kamattechan are about to embark on a new phase in their career after being signed to a major label, their manager Tsurugi (Mikito TSURUGI) is forced to deal with the absurd and unreasonable demands of his new label boss, who has come up with an ambitious plan to sell the band to a larger audience...
      These characters and the people around them struggle to deal with their respective problems in their respective situations. Their volatile emotions are set ablaze by the music of Shinsei Kamattechan, which in turn sets their individual destinies in motion.
      “From far, from near, from next to you...” Can these people discover a way to live life on their terms?
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2011
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