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All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
"Riri Shushu no subete" (original title)

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Life isn't easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan's pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid... See full summary »

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Shusuke Hoshino
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Yôko Kuno
Takao Ohsawa ...
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Shiori Tsuda
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Masumi Okamura
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Life isn't easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan's pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death- these everyday rebels without a cause seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Pain can take you in prison. The ether can set you free. See more »


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$3,064 (USA) (12 July 2002)

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$24,846 (USA) (14 March 2003)
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The original song "Kaifuku Suru Kizu (Wounds that heal)" was later used by Quentin Tarantino in Kill Bill Vol. 1, precisely in the scene where Beatrix Kiddo enters the room where are the many katanas built by Hattori Hanzo. See more »

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Yuichi's friend: That's so lame!
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One of the most horrifically beautiful movies i have ever seen
16 May 2006 | by (United States/Japan) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing this movie alone on a quiet weekday night. I wasn't prepared for the power of this film, and how much it would hurt me and inspire me when i saw it.

The film moves fluidly, and seems like a work of art more than entertainment. As we watch we are shown a side of Japanese youth not often seen in such an honest light. This world is shocking and scary, yet there is a comfort in seeing it in such an honest way. Much of the film is short with a music video quality to it, but it is the careful, intimate direction that keeps this film grounded as it shifts from situation to situation. I will not tell much about the story, since any spoiling of the plot might weaken the effect of the first viewing. I can say that this is truly a rare achievement in film, and it deserves to be seen.


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