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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
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)

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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