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All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

Riri Shushu no subete (original title)
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.

Director:

Shunji Iwai

Writer:

Shunji Iwai

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hayato Ichihara Hayato Ichihara ... Yûichi Hasumi
Shûgo Oshinari Shûgo Oshinari ... Shusuke Hoshino
Ayumi Itô ... Yôko Kuno
Takao Ohsawa ... Tabito Takao
Miwako Ichikawa Miwako Ichikawa ... Shimabukuro
Izumi Inamori Izumi Inamori ... Izumi Hoshino
Yû Aoi ... Shiori Tsuda
Kazusa Matsuda Kazusa Matsuda ... Sumika Kanzaki
Ryô Katsuji ... Hitoshi Terawaki
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chiyo Abe Chiyo Abe ... Shizuko Hasumi
Takako Baba Takako Baba ... School girl
Anri Ban Anri Ban ... Noriko Izawa
Kaori Fujii Kaori Fujii ... School nurse
Shinji Higuchi Shinji Higuchi ... Otaku
Takahito Hosoyamada Takahito Hosoyamada ... Kentarô Sasaki
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Storyline

Life isn't easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan's pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death- these everyday rebels without a cause seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Pain can take you in prison. The ether can set you free. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | Ryukyuan

Release Date:

6 October 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,064, 14 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$24,846, 16 March 2003
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Company Credits

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Rockwell Eyes See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The idea of Lily Chou-Chou, the rock star, was inspired by Hong Kong singer and actress, Faye Wong. See more »

Quotes

Izumi Hoshino: You're adorable Yuichi, can we adopt you?
[Yuichi looks at Izumi and smiles]
Izumi Hoshino: [laughs] Guess not!
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Referenced in La mujer perfecta (2013) See more »

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great film, intelligent watch.
2 December 2004 | by gosh_a_moshSee all my reviews

I loved this film, it is very complex but is also very captivating. the complex narrative and set of characters add to the charm of the film. it also makes the film something to think about, even if the actual events within the film are easy to follow. the use of juxtaposition of normal shots and computer screen shots(other times computer writing) is beautiful and adds to the slight mystery within the film. the use of hand held camcorders in the middle of the film compliments the narrative and helps build more atmosphere. it is a great film to watch. it is well shot, has a great cast and leaves the viewer with a sense of satisfied confusion. i personally still do not under stand all of the film, but have thoroughly enjoyed it!i would recommend this to anyone who likes Japanese films, world cinema or intellectual films that carry more substance then the average film.


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