Nobuhiro Yamashita

Nobuhiro Yamashita – Mai bakku pêji aka My Back Page (2011)

Mai bakku pêji (2011)

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Based on Saburo Kawamoto’s autobiographical novel My Back Pages: Aru 60-nendai no Monogatari (A Story of Life in the 60s), the film is set during the student protests at Tokyo University. At the time, Kawamoto was working as a journalist covering the protests, which were in reaction to the Japanese government’s tolerance of US involvement in the Vietnam War and the use of Okinawa as a staging ground for that war. Read More »

Nobuhiro Yamashita – Tennen kokekkô AKA A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007)

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In “A Gentle Breeze in the Village,” Soyo Migata (Kaho) is a quirky 8th grade student who resides in a tiny rural village somewhere in Japan. The village is small enough where there’s only 6 students that attends their school (from 1st grade through 8th grade). Soyo’s been friends with her classmates since early childhood and they all hang out together like an extended family. One day, a new student named Hiromi Osawa (Masaki Okada) arrives. He’s a good looking boy from Tokyo and all the other students view as something of a celebrity. Read More »

Nobuhiro Yamashita – Linda Linda Linda (2005)

Story: A music group of girls need to learn to play a song before the school festival.

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What distinguishes Nobuhiro Yamashita’s Linda Linda Linda from the crowd is a refreshing modesty. Rather than the usual underdog struggle against the odds culminating School of Rock style in the obligatory spectacular stage show and a fat recording contract, Linda Linda Linda’s story revolves around four highschool girls for whom learning how to play a single song in time for the school festival is the ultimate challenge. Read More »