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Oh, My Buddha!

Based on the novel by Jun Miura; directed by Tomorowo Taguchi.
  • UDINE FAR EAST Film Festival 2010
  • Zlin Film Festival 2010
  • Jecheon International Music & Film Festival 2010
  • Kaohsuing Film Festival 2010

This film marks another collaborative effort between the two artistic geniuses. A legendary masterpiece portraying youth has been transformed into a promising cinematic feature.

Synopsis

Based on the novel by Jun Miura; directed by Tomorowo Taguchi.
This film marks another collaborative effort between the two artistic geniuses.
A legendary masterpiece portraying youth has been transformed into a promising cinematic feature.
The film takes place in Kyoto in 1974. The narrator is a first-year student at an all-boys Buddhist school. While the narrator idolizes Bob Dylan and passionately writes his own songs, he trudges through his daily, dull, ordinary life. One day he is invited to go to an island of “free sex,” and suddenly his summer begins to sparkle. He travels to the island with a fellow Liberal Arts-oriented friend. But what lies in store?
Shikisoku Zenereishon, truly a landmark novel portraying adolescence is a warmly told coming-of-age story, imbued with a unique brand of humor. Japanese subculture master Jun Miura tells a semiautobiographical tale of his deep love of Buddhist sculpture and Bob Dylan, while relentlessly pursuing his own identity. The same two artistic geniuses who created the classic Japanese rock opera film, Aiden & Titi (“idenity”) that rang chords with vast numbers of Japanese youth now bring us another story that uses tears and laughter to weave a tale of teen angst, anguish, and obtainable courage.

Director's Profile : Tomorowo Taguchi

One of the most ubiquitous faces in contemporary Japanese cinema belongs to actor
Taguchi Tomorowo. Best known around the world for his role as the mutating salaryman in Tsukamoto Shinya's Tetsuo films, Taguchi appears in an average of fifteen films a year. In 2003, he moved behind the camera for the first time with Iden & Tity, the story of a young guitarist's search for the spirit of rockn' roll.

Credit

35mm/Japanese/114min/colour/2009
Director: Tomorowo Taguchi Writer: Kohsuke Mukai
Daichi Watanabe / Shigaru Kishida / Kazunobu Mineta
© 2009 Oh, My Buddha! Film Partners, All Rights Reserved.

Official Site

http://shikisoku.jp/

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