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6 October 2001 (Japan) See more »
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If you scream and no one hears you, she's there for you. See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the most breathtaking movies out there... See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Hayato Ichihara ... Yûichi Hasumi
Shûgo Oshinari ... Shusuke Hoshino

Ayumi Itô ... Yôko Kuno
Takao Ohsawa ... Tabito Takao
Miwako Ichikawa ... Shimabukuro
Izumi Inamori ... Izumi Hoshino

Yû Aoi ... Shiori Tsuda
Kazusa Matsuda ... Sumika Kanzaki
Ryô Katsuji ... Terawaki Shioske
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takako Baba ... School girl
Yuki Ito ... Kamino
Tomohiro Kaku ... Yuichi's friend
Hideyuki Kasahara ... Kyota Shimizu
Masumi Okamura
Tetta Sugimoto
Yôji Tanaka ... Teacher
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Directed by
Shunji Iwai 
 
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Shunji Iwai 

Produced by
Naoki Hashimoto .... producer
Koko Maeda .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Takeshi Kobayashi 
 
Cinematography by
Noboru Shinoda 
 
Film Editing by
Yoshiharu Nakagami 
 
Production Design by
Noboru Ishida 
 
Costume Design by
Hiromi Shintani 
 
Sound Department
Aaron Levy .... sound recordist
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Osamu Takizawa .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Hikaru Yasuda .... assistant camera
 
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Atsushi Naito .... legal advisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Riri Shushu no subete" - Japan (original title)
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146 min | 157 min (original cut)
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Ayumi Itô spent weeks training on the piano in order to do all of her scenes without a double. She became so obsessed with Debussy's "Arabesque No. 1" that she made it her cell phone ring tone.See more »
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Yuichi's friend:Tsuda. Tsuda Shiori. She's from our school. Of course you know her, she's your classmate.See more »
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »

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33 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
One of the most breathtaking movies out there..., 4 June 2004
Author: lilyholic from Kobe, Japan

The one agreeable thing that can be said about Shunji Iwai is that he makes beautiful images. Lily Chou Chou is his most recent release (and let me state, since someone incorrectly wrote it is pronounced "Choo Choo" it is not, it is spoken "Shoo Shoo"), and one of his most coherent films. For some reason this movie seems to puzzle a lot of people... maybe it is the translation from English to Japanese (I watched the movie in Japanese dialog only, so I don't know if they killed it with subtitles or not), but the movie's plot is really not so complicated. If you know a little bit about Japanese life and culture, the emotions of youth, and devotion to an artist then you can watch this movie and understand it. Even for those who were confused by the plot, another one or two viewing should clear up any misunderstandings. Iwai does have some issues with complicating plot stories, or leaving out plot at all. As a writer he is great, but not perfect. As a director of film and photography he is mind blowing. The images that Iwai creates and displays to the audience are the most beautiful presented. Whether or not the story behind this movie shines to you, the images should be enough to blow your mind. Iwai uses re-occurring themes to present lovely contrasts. He also chose a beautiful selection of music to accompany his film, from Debussy to old Okinawan songs to Lily Chou Chou's own. If you pay attention to the gentle subtleties presented in this film, there is no way you can walk away with your life unchanged. I know this film has changed my life, and has become my main source of inspiration.

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