Up 13,337 this week

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

 |  Drama  |  14 January 2006 (Japan)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 407 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 19 critic

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 »



0Check in

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video


TV Spotlight: The Top 10 Episodes of "The Walking Dead"

We've curated a list of the top 10 episodes of "The Walking Dead" according to the IMDb user ratings.

Read More

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 22 May 2011
a list of 199 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
a list of 37 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
a list of 199 titles
created 12 Sep 2013
a list of 950 titles
created 11 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Who's Camus Anyway (2005)

Who's Camus Anyway (2005) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Who's Camus Anyway.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Blue Spring (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of a run-down Tokyo high school students face the struggles of growing up, growing apart from their friends and worrying about their future, while living in a highly violent environment.

Director: Toshiaki Toyoda
Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Hirofumi Arai, Sôsuke Takaoka
The Cure (1997)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Stars: Masato Hagiwara, Kôji Yakusho, Tsuyoshi Ujiki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.

Director: Yoshishige Yoshida
Stars: Mariko Okada, Shigeru Tsuyuguchi, Tamotsu Hayakawa
Kids Return (1996)
Crime | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Dropping out of high school, two friends at first find success, one as a up-and-coming boxer and one as a low level gangster. Yet, their life decisions still find a way of catching up on them.

Director: Takeshi Kitano
Stars: Ken Kaneko, Masanobu Andô, Leo Morimoto
High and Low (1963)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

An executive of a shoe company becomes a victim of extortion when his chauffeur's son is kidnapped and held for ransom.

Director: Akira Kurosawa
Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Yutaka Sada, Tatsuya Nakadai
House (1977)
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Seven girls on their summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house which plans to eat them in extremely bizzare and surreal ways.

Director: Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba
Be with Me (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Khoo
Stars: Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Chiew Sung Ching, Lawrence Yong
Himizu (2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two adolescents living a dystopian existence in post-quake Japan embark on a campaign of violence against evil-doers.

Director: Shion Sono
Stars: Shôta Sometani, Fumi Nikaidô, Tetsu Watanabe
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The 1970s in Japan saw the rise of motorcycle gangs, which drew the interest of the media. The movie follows a member of the "Black Emperors" gang and his interaction with his parents after he gets in trouble with the police.

Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

5 college boys, Takuma, Masaru, Shunsuke, Atsushi and Daigo all belong to sci-fi club, but they are not interested in science at all. They usually just hang around, play baseball or card, ... See full summary »

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro
Stars: Eita, Yoshiaki Yoza, Daijiro Kawaoka
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Akihiko Shiota
Stars: Aoi Miyazaki, Seiichi Tanabe, Tetsu Sawaki
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Mitsuo Yanagimachi
Stars: Asuka Okasaka, Hiroshi Fujioka, Qian Po


Credited cast:
Shûji Kashiwabara ...
Naoki Matsukawa
Hinano Yoshikawa ...
Ai Maeda ...
Kiyoko Hisada
Hideo Nakaizumi ...
Tetsuji Tamayama ...
Hiroshi Nishiura
Shin'nosuke Abe ...
Motosugi (as Shinnosuke Abe)
Meisa Kuroki ...
Mitsunori Isaki ...
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Hirotarô Honda ...
Professor Nakajo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miho Fujima
Yûta Kanai ...
Junpei Suzuki ...
Yuko Takada ...
Aya Sasaki


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis




See all certifications »

Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

14 January 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Who's Camus Anyway?  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


References The Story of Adele H (1975) See more »


from "Symphony No.5"
Composed by Gustav Mahler
Arranged by Shinji Kanô
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

One of the best Japanese films i've ever seen (and I've seen a lot!)
23 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Who's Camus, Anyway? follows the trials and tribulations of a group of Japanese university film students, more specifically, it follows the final five days of the shooting of their first film, which recounts the story of a high school student who killed an old lady just for fun. Each day leading to the film's conclusion is filled with tension and anxiety, ranging from long planning meetings to the character's daily lives. What makes Who's Camus, Anyway? a great experience though, is the great character development that is so prevalent throughout the film.

From the impressive opening sequence, to its stunning conclusion, Who's Camus, Anyway? is a great character study.The private life of the various protagonists interferes with the preparation of the film, and the professor who oversees their works (nicknamed Aschenbach after the character in Death in Venice) must also cope with his own personal problems. Each character on the film crew is given ample screen time, and by the end of the film, I felt like I was actually part of the film crew myself. The film is essentially a film with a film, giving us (the viewer) an inside look into how a student film is actually made, from the budget, the casting, to eventually the shooting process. This all takes a backseat though, and what are mostly displayed are the character interactions, and this is where the film really shines.

The director, Mitsuo Yanagimachi, shoots the film with a great eye for shot composition. Each shot is delicately taken with care and definitely gives the viewer a great perspective to the film's scenes. His choice of youthful actors was great as well; they each were able to play their parts convincingly and gave great performances.

The music throughout the film was great and was a pleasure to listen too. It reminded of music that would be played during a play or opera, and this film certainly played out like one. The music was able to display the emotional impact of certain scenes quite well, and in some cases, enhanced the scenes significantly.

My final say on this film is very short and consists of only three words; just see it. It's a magnificent film, with a great cast, music, and direction. It also raises questions such as "does art imitate life, or is it the opposite?", and with a stunning conclusion that will definitely have you speculating, how can you not appreciate this film? A totally engaging experience, I whole-heartedly recommend viewing this film, you will not be sorry.

13 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Boring joelbarrybrandt
I was left completely confused... hiding_from_the_truth
nakajo and rei in the restaurant hairyasian
Discuss Who's Camus Anyway (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: