FISSHU SUTORI

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FISSHU SUTORI

FISH STORY

Nakamura Yoshihiro
J, 2009
Fiction, 112min, OmeU

FISSHU SUTORI

Nakamura Yoshihiro
J, 2009
Fiction, 112min, OmeU

Cast: 
Hamada Gaku
Masafumi
Ito Atsushi Ito
Shigeki
Kora Kengo
Goro
Moriyama Mirai
Cast
Omori Nao
Okazaki
Ishimaru Kenjiro
Taniguchi
Screenplay: 
Hayashi Tamio
Sound: 
Takano Yasuo
Camera: 
Komatsu Takashi
Editor: 
Eisuke Ohata
Composer: 
Sasaki Tsugihiko
Decoration: 
Nakamae Tomoharu

Production: 
Amuse Soft Entertainment Dub
World Sales: 
CJ Entertainment 2nd fl., 602 Shinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu Seoul 135-893, Südkorea T +82 2 2017 1191 heejeon@cj.net
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The Japanese take music very seriously, and so it's no surprise to find it at the heart of another fluffy, genre-bending film about fate, the transcendent power of music and our profound, if unwitting, connections to each other. Fish Story begins in 2012 in a record shop, where the store’s owner plays the song “Fish Story” for a customer and explains its history. It was supposed to give cuttingedge punk band Gekirin (they predated the Sex Pistols) its shot at glory back in 1975.
That never happened. The song isn’t initially a hit, but somehow it manages to transcend normal space and time, affecting people across several time periods. While they chat, young Taniguchi stumbles in and points out that a comet is about to strike the planet. The fate of the world is rather intricately linked to the 40-year-old song, and in a complex series of flashbacks we find out why: Earth should be destroyed, but because of the effects of the song, fate can be delayed or even completely avoided. To say the temporal manipulations are jarring is an understatement (there are five distinct “eras” where the action unfolds), but director Nakamura Yoshihiro handles the shifting time frames and multiple characters with ease and keeps things appropriately understandable and mysterious. (Elizabeth Kerr)