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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 & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Doona Bae ... 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 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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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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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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Refreshing, energetic, fun
9 September 2005 | by verbiageonSee all my reviews

Describing the plot won't do it justice - it's so much more than yet another "putting a band together" movie. Every character is believable, and comes with a story making her or him alive.

There're laughs a-plenty, and at other times I found myself sitting there with a big smile on my face, from pure joy. And yet I wouldn't call it a comedy, as the laughs are not really central to the movie.

And then there's music, full of raw energy and quite memorable - many in the audience left the theater humming and whistling the title song.

I guess the best thing about this film is that it is real, there's nothing contrived or false in it that I could see. Generally I have no problem suspending disbelief and accepting the (lack of) internal logic of the world created in a movie. With Linda Linda Linda there was no need for that. It was easy to embrace the world of a high school festival and enjoy every minute of the screen time.

Hmmm... I think director Nobuhiro Yamashita's other films could well be worth watching.


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