La La La at Rock Bottom
- Saturday, June 6, 22:45 Mousonturm Saal
- Sunday, June 7, 18:00 Mal Seh'n Kino
- Japan 2015, DCP, 103 min, Japanese with English subtitles, FSK 12
- Director: Nobuhiro YAMASHITA
- Script: Tomoe KANNO
- Production: J Storm, Bridgehead
- Camera: Futa TAKAGI
- Music: Shoji IKENAGA
- World sales: Gaga
- Cast: Subaru SHIBUTANI, Fumi NIKAIDO, Sarina SUZUKI, Katsumi KAWAHARA
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
Small crook Shigeo can’t remember a thing from his dark past after a very physical argument. In search of his identity he becomes the singer of teenage Kasumi’s band. But soon his memory and former colleagues reappear. Long time NIPPON CONNECTION-contributor YAMASHITA lets boy band superstar Subaru SHIBUTANI hit rock bottom in this laconic comedy with loads of live music.
Nobuhiro YAMASHITA, born in Aichi in 1976, started his career at Planet Studyo +1 in Osaka. His debut feature film HAZY LIFE (NC ‘00) won the OffTheatre Prize at Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. Many others of his films have been shown at international film festivals. His commercial breakthrough came with the successful comedy LINDA LINDA LINDA (NC ‘08).
1999 Hazy Life (Donten seikatsu / NC '00); 2005 Linda Linda Linda (NC '08); 2006 The Matsugane Potshot Affair (Matsugane ransha jiken / NC '07); 2007 A Gentle Breeze in the Village (Tennen kokekko / NC '08); 2011 My Back Page (NC '12); 2012 The Drudgery Train (Kueki ressha / NC '13); 2013 Tamako in Moratorium (Moratoriamu Tamako / NC '14)