After not quite fitting in as part of their high school’s rock-and-roll club, Kei, Kyoko, and Nozomi decide to start their own all-girl rock band to play at an upcoming school festival. After discovering the punk style of ’80s Japanese sensation The Blue Hearts, the girls find their sound. Now all they need is a singer. Enter Son, a foreign exchange student from Korea who promises to do her best with the vocals.
As the girls’ first gig rapidly approaches, they spend more and more time in rehearsal, sacrificing hours they’d usually spend on homework, after-school jobs, and sleep. Will they become the stars of their school, or will they crash and burn? —DVDverdict.com
Nobuhiro Yamashita (山下敦弘 Yamashita Nobuhiro?, born 29 August 1976) is a Japanese film director. Born in Aichi Prefecture, Yamashita attended Osaka University of Arts where he worked on Kazuyoshi Kumakiri’s Kichiku Dai Enkai. His graduation film Hazy Life, took the Off Theatre Competition Grand Prize at the 2000 Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. He also won the award for Best Director at the 32nd Hochi Film Award in 2007 for A Gentle Breeze in the Village and The Matsugane Potshot Affair. He often works with the screenwriter Kōsuke Mukai. —Wikipedia
simple yet very beautiful. if you're a fan of the blue hearts and japanese film then in all seriousness you NEED to watch this film. this is how a seishun-themed film should be. it makes you feel young again just by watching it and next thing you know you will be reminiscing high school years. and oh have i mentioned how badass the girls were? sit back, relax and enjoy the film because THIS is the ultimate getaway
The cinematic equivalent of being a teenager and listening to The Raincoats' debut album for the first time. This is a movie about music and youth unmuddied by cynicism or nostalgia, uplifting and inspiring in its simplicity. Let's everybody play music we care about with our friends, now.