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Linda Linda Linda (2005)

TV-PG | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 23 July 2005 (Japan)
A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.

Director:

Nobuhiro Yamashita
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bae Doona ... Son - vocalist
Aki Maeda ... Kyoko Yamada (drummer)
Yû Kashii ... Kei Tachibana - Guitarist
Shiori Sekine Shiori Sekine ... Nozomi Shiroko (bassist)
Takayo Mimura Takayo Mimura ... Rinko
Shione Yukawa Shione Yukawa ... Moe
Yuko Yamazaki Yuko Yamazaki ... Nakajima
Masahiro Kômoto ... Koyama sensei
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Makihara
Katsuya Kobayashi Katsuya Kobayashi ... Kazuya
Keisuke Koide ... Abe
Masaki Miura Masaki Miura ... Maezono
Lily Lily ... Kei's mother
Kaori Fujii Kaori Fujii ... Nakayama sensei
Kôen Kondô
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Storyline

Girls are friends, girls are not friends, girls come and go, but the band plays on in this film about a high school quartet with only three days to find a stable line-up, choose songs, rehearse and climb the stage at the rock music show of their annual festival. A foreign exchange student as a singer, a sullen guitarist, a shy bassist and a tom girl are a soaking wet band in a high school auditorium. Written by aghaemi

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Goofs

When the girls pop their party-poppers, they quickly let them drop to the floor. The next scene, from reverse angle, shows them still holding the used poppers. See more »

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Warm, sweet and loud
24 October 2005 | by ssslitheSee all my reviews

Saw this yesterday at the London Film Festival, and as a fan of The Blue Hearts, I wasn't disappointed. Four schoolgirls start a covers band so they can play at the school festival, and have to overcome a tight time-limit and personal dramas before they get there.

The film is beautifully acted and shot, and totally sweet from start to finish. At two hours it's a tad over-long, but some mesmeric camera-work and subtle humour helps it along nicely. The casting is superb, with every character believable and captivating. And of course the music's fantastic - the title song gets played to death but it's still a cool cover of a great Japanese punk song, and James Iha of Smashing Pumpkins does a brilliant job with the incidental music.

I'm so glad this film got an English sub, and considering how quickly the tickets sold out for these two London screenings, a full release would be warmly welcomed. Highly recommended.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 July 2005 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Линда, Линда, Линда See more »

Filming Locations:

Japan

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,591
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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