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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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Credited cast:
Shûji Kashiwabara ...
Naoki Matsukawa
Hinano Yoshikawa ...
Yukari
Ai Maeda ...
Kiyoko Hisada
Hideo Nakaizumi ...
Ikeda
Tetsuji Tamayama ...
Hiroshi Nishiura
Shin'nosuke Abe ...
Motosugi (as Shinnosuke Abe)
Meisa Kuroki ...
Rei
Mitsunori Isaki ...
Yoshizaki
Tomorowo Taguchi ...
Oyama
Hirotarô Honda ...
Professor Nakajo
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Miho Fujima
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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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.

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