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Linda Linda Linda (2005)

A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.

Director:

Nobuhiro Yamashita
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doona Bae ... Son - vocalist
Aki Maeda ... Kyoko Yamada (drummer)
Yû Kashii 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 Masahiro Kômoto ... Koyama sensei
Ken'ichi Matsuyama ... Makihara
Katsuya Kobayashi Katsuya Kobayashi ... Kazuya
Keisuke Koide 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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Comedy | Drama | Music

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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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One of the best Japanese teen films I've seen...
9 November 2006 | by iwanderedSee all my reviews

Those few people who commented this movie is 'boring' are missing the point entirely. Perhaps it is a matter of taste, what you are looking for in a movie. If you are looking for those quick pick-me-up rock'n roll flicks, with heroes/heroines get the girl/boy and fat recording contracts after performing jaw-dropping numbers, overcoming incredible odds, then perhaps this movie is not for you.

But pick you up in a bigger and more satisfying way this movie does. This movie is realistic in that it does not need artificial plot devices and major suspension of belief on the part of the audience. It just shows what ordinary teenage high school girls trying to put together a rock band in a few days for a festival would do in those precious few days of their lives. This is perhaps the last significant thing they will do before they head out to the real world (and maybe college).

Kudos to the director who sets the right pace for the scenes. In my opinion, Japanese movies in general have slower pace than necessary, but for this movie it was the right one and gives the audience the feeling that they really spent those few days with them. It is time well invested and gives the viewer a big payoff.

Of course Bae Doona absolutely steals all the scenes she is in. Not only she is an amazing talent, but these roles come naturally to her since she cut her tooth in a highly-acclaimed high school TV drama before taking on motion pictures. Look for her in the forthcoming 'The Host (2006)'(Korean title 'Gwoemul').

All in all, a very satisfying movie. And I just had to buy the Blue Hearts CDs. The songs just would not leave my head!


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