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Who's Camus Anyway (2005)
"Kamyu nante shiranai" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  14 January 2006 (Japan)
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A group of eccentric students decide to make a movie. But, when their star suddenly quits, this witty ensemble cast begins to live the film, including murder, deception and true love. Japan... See full summary »

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Ai Maeda ...
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Hiroshi Nishiura
Shinnosuke Abe ...
Motosugi
Meisa Kuroki ...
Rei
Mitsunori Isaki ...
Yoshizaki
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Oyama
Hirotarô Honda ...
Professor Nakajo
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Yûta Kanai ...
Nakane
Junpei Suzuki ...
Kamimura
Yuko Takada ...
Aya Sasaki
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A group of eccentric students decide to make a movie. But, when their star suddenly quits, this witty ensemble cast begins to live the film, including murder, deception and true love. Japan. Japanese w/ Eng subtitles. Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival. Written by Anonymous

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The preparation of a film by students in a film school
28 May 2005 | by (Europe) – See all my reviews

The last five days before the shooting of their first movie by a group of students in a film university in Japan. The film in the film is based on a the story of a student who killed an old lady to experience new feelings. As the beginning of the shooting approaches, tension increases, new problems arise everyday. The private life of the various protagonists interferes with the preparation of the film, and the professor who overviews their works (nicknamed Aschenbach after the character in Death in Venice) must also cope with his problems. A very gripping film played convincingly by young actors, and full of references to the films that have influenced them. Beautiful filming. The title comes from the fact that the main actor is invited to read "L'étranger" by Camus, to better understand the character he's playing. Film selected for the Directors' fortnight in Cannes.


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