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All About Lilly Chou-Chou

Country: Japan, Language: Japanese, 146 mins

Original Title

Riri Shushu No Subete
  • Director: Shunji Iwai
  • Writer: Shunji Iwai
  • Producer: Koko Maeda

CGiii Comment

Japanese youth culture...a confused conundrum, indeed.

This has, inexplicably, received much praise...when all it is, is a badly filmed teen drama - albeit a little more grubby than the usual fayre - that of the giggling, squeaky-clean Japanese teen.

Contrived from start to finish, it's [indeed] an arduous trek...but, it has its admirers.

Either we are getting too old for teeny-bop fiascoes...or, we can tell the difference between a good fiasco and a bad one!



The(ir) Blurb...

Life isn't easy for a group of high school kids growing up absurd in Japan's pervasive pop/cyber culture. As they negotiate teen badlands- school bullies, parents from another planet, lurid snapshots of sex and death- these everyday rebels without a cause seek sanctuary, even salvation, through pop star savior Lily Chou-Chou, embracing her sad, dreamy songs and sharing their fears and secrets in Lilyholic chat rooms. Immersed in the speed of everyday troubles, their lives inevitably climax in a fatal collision between real and virtual identities, a final logging-off from innocence.

Cast & Characters

Hayato Ichihara as Yuichi Hasumi;
Shugo Oshinari as Shusuke Hoshino;
Ayumi Ito as Yoko Kuno;
Takao Osawa as Tabito Takao;
Miwako Ichikawa as Shimabukuro;
Izumi Inamori as Izumi Hoshino;
Yu Aoi as Shiori Tsuda;
Kazusa Matsuda as Sumika Kanzaki;
Ryo Katsuji as Terawaki Shioske;
Takako Baba as School girl;
Yuki Ito as Kamino;
Tomohiro Kaku as Yuichi's friend;
Hideyuki Kasahara as Kyota Shimizu;
Yoji Tanaka as Teacher