The Japanese film Who’s Camus Anyway concerns a group of Tokyo college students who attempt to make a feature film called “The Bored Murderer.” The film charts how the process affects everybody involved in a variety of ways. —IMDb
Born in Ibaraki prefecture, Yanagimachi aspired to becoming a filmmaker while studying in the law department at Waseda University. After graduating and starting work, it was not until 1970 that he returned to his dream and became a freelance assistant director. Later, received guidance from Atsushi Yamatoya at Toei Film Company’s education department. In 1974 he started his own production company, “production Gunro” (Wolf Production Team) and started a documentary project following the lives of motorbike gangs. After two years of production, his first work, God Speed You! Black Emperor, was completed in 1976. Despite an initially low-key release, the documentary received critical acclaim, and went on to a much wider theater tour. In 1979, Yanagimachi adapted A Nineteen Year Old’s Map (written by Kenji Nakagami) to make his first screen drama. His first original scenario came in 1982, with a story set in Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture – Yanagimachi’s home ground. In 1985 he collaborated… read more
This film is just bursting with life and energy. Yanigimachi's choreography of actors and extras is both bustling but controlled. It seems like anything could happen in this movie.