WE ARE X

By Stephen KIJAK

MONGREL INTERNATIONAL - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2016

WE ARE X is the story of the most influential band in the world that you've never heard of…yet.

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Sundance 2016
SXSW 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM, USA, JAPAN
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 93 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Stephen KIJAK
    • Producer(s)
    • John BATTSEK, Diane BECKER, Jonathan MCHUGH, Jonathan PLATT
    • Synopsis
    • X Japan was formed by childhood friends, Yoshiki and Toshi, who ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 80’s with their melodic metal and flamboyant fashion. With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, X is the most successful rock band in Japanese history. However, their success never translated to the West, despite influencing many popular American bands.

      In the fall of 1997, at the height of their success, X broke up - devastating millions of fans and leaving enigmatic leader Yoshiki to battle physical and spiritual demons in a solitary campaign to bring their music to the world.

      Almost twenty years after the tragedy-fueled split, the band prepares to reunite for a show at the legendary Madison Square Garden while struggling to reconcile a haunted past with the insatiable thirst for perfection that has made them legendary. WE ARE X is the story of the most influential band in the world that you've never heard of…yet.
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