In the summer of 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Ryoichi (Hiroki Hasegawa) dreamed of becoming a punk rocker when he was younger, but became a timid salaryman at a musical instrument parts company. He has feelings for (Kumiko Aso), but he can’t tell her how he feels.
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Might be the greatest instance I am aware of where a filmmaker demonstrates how ribald artifice and absurdist scatterbrained antics can nonetheless mobilize deep emotional currents capable of producing geysers. One from (and for) the heart. I felt the hell out of this movie. I was not expecting to see Sion Sono channel Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. And it comments on how we produce monstrosity in the name of love.
It is very Japanese and gives you a great insight into the culture. It is at times completely wacky and weird but also extremely fun. It gets you to reconnect with your inner child and all the dreams you have or had and the possibility you still have to realise them. It also questions the consumer society and people and things left on the side. Glam rock and political... And there is a love story too...