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Our 30 Minute Sessions (2020)

Sayonara made no 30-bun (original title)
When a musician dies, his spirit can only be seen and heard by an awkward university student. They can switch places for 30 minutes using a Walkman. The student learns to socialize with the musician's old band and girl.

Director:

Kentarô Hagiwara

Writer:

Satomi Ohshima
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Credited cast:
Takumi Kitamura ... Sota Kubota
Mackenyu ... Aki Miyata (as Mackenyu Arata)
Sayu Kubota Sayu Kubota ... Kana Murase
Shô Kiyohara Shô Kiyohara ... Ryosuke Mori
Shûhei Uesugi Shûhei Uesugi ... Koki Shigeta
Shôno Hayama ... Kenta Yamashina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Riho Makise Riho Makise ... Kana's mom
Yutaka Matsushige
Michitaka Tsutsui Michitaka Tsutsui ... Sota's dad
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Storyline

Aki Miyata was a musician and died one year ago. He had bright and positive personality. Sota Kubota is a university student, who is not good at socializing with people. One day, Sota picks up a cassette tape, which was left by Aki. If Sota plays the cassette tape, Aki's spirit takes over hiss body for only 30 minutes. With Aki's spirit in his body, Sota goes to see Aki's former girlfriend Kana Murase and his other bandmates.

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Soundtracks

Mou Nidoto
Written by Kohei Fukunaga
Performed by Takumi Kitamura and Mackenyu
Courtesy of Sony Music Labels Inc.
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Not only about moving on but also about having aspiration and finding inspiration
30 November 2020 | by ClariSaysSee all my reviews

Though there are drama and fantasy, the film is pure in its core. All emotions the story wants you to feel are all here. That and great pieces of music made me cherish this film.

It's also worth to mention, everything presented on the screen is well-though-out. Sure, the story is touching plus, the actors are great. But the transition from one scene to another; not to mention, to a different emotion and season as time pass by is breathtaking.

A perfect example is, the shadow formed when our main character Kubota Sota played by Kitamura Takumi handed the tape to Murase Kana played by Kubota Sayu at night.

I truly love that one and some other shots. Everything about this film made me look back at my college days. Which reminds me, I NEED A SPOTIFY PLAYLIST!

If you get the chance to catch Our 30-Minute Sessions (2020), please do watch it. Though the storyline of possessing a body to interact with the people you left is not new, I can guarantee this film gives you more than an unfinished business that needs to be solved.

Our 30-Minute Sessions (2020) is not only about moving on but also about having aspiration and finding inspiration.


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Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

24 January 2020 (Japan) See more »

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