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Riri Shushu no subete
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Release Date:
6 October 2001 (Japan) See more »
If you scream and no one hears you, she's there for you. See more »
The problematic lives of teenager students for whom the singer Lily Chou-Chou's dreamy music is the only way to escape an alienating, violent and insensitive society. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of the most horrifically beautiful movies i have ever seen See more (44 total) »


  (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

Directed by
Shunji Iwai 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Akihiko Okase .... foley artist
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Osamu Takizawa .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Hikaru Yasuda .... assistant camera
Other crew
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 Ito really shaved her hair for the movie.See more »
Teacher:You've been caught shoplifting, was it fun?See more »
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Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »


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25 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
One of the most horrifically beautiful movies i have ever seen, 16 May 2006
Author: tsuchinoko from United States/Japan

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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