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Kamikaze Girls
12/10/2010 11:20

2004 / 35mm / 103 min / Color /

Production Companies:
Amuse/ TBS/SHOGAKUKAN/ Toho/ TOKYO FM/ Horipro/Hakuhodo DY Media Partners/ PARCO/ Ogura Jimusho
 
Directed by: Tetsuya Nakashima                              Original story by: Novala Takemoto
Screenplay by: Tetsuya Nakashima                          Music: Yoko Kanno
                                                                                    
[CAST]
Ichigo Shirayuri: Anna Tsuchiya                               Momoko Ryugasaki: Kyoko Fukada

 


©Shimotsuma Story Media Partners

 

Best Film, Best Director Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Awards
at Yokohama Film Festival (2004)

[Synopsis]
Momoko (Kyoko Fukada) escapes from the boredom of life in her humdrum rural hometown Shimotsuma by swathing herself from head to toe in doll-like "Lolita" garb. One day she meets her diametrical opposite on the fashion scale, the surly black lipstick biker chick lchigo (Anna Tsuchiya, winner of a 2005 Japan Academy Prize for best newcomer), who takes a liking to Momoko's unexpectedly gutsy nature and the two forms an unlikely alliance. Momoko consoles Ichigo after she suffers a broken heart at the hands of a local pompadoured lothario, and uses her embroidery skills to embellish Ichigo's biker uniform for the graduation ceremony of a respected senior. In return, she takes Momoko to the best Lolita boutique in the city where her sewing skills gain her a chance to work for her favorite designer. However, Ichigo's fellow delinquents don't take kindly to her friendship with Momoko, which leads to a final showdown with the gang boss. Severely outnumbered, Ichigo looks doomed until the loyal Momoko rides to her rescue. A mildly surreal, frenetically comic journey into Japan's youth subcultures, based on a graphic novel by cult manga creator Novala Takemoto and directed by TV commercial maestro Tetsuya Nakashima. 


 

 

 

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