|All About Lily Chou-Chou|
|Directed by||Shunji Iwai|
|Produced by||Koko Maeda|
|Written by||Shunji Iwai|
|Editing by||Yoshiharu Nakagami|
|Distributed by||Rockwell Eyes|
|Running time||146 min|
All About Lily Chou-Chou (リリイ・シュシュのすべて Rirī Shushu no Subete?) is a 2001 Japanese film written and directed by Shunji Iwai. Shunji Iwai (岩井俊二 Iwai Shunji, born January 24 1963 in Sendai, Japan, Miyagi prefecture) Shunji Iwai (岩井俊二 Iwai Shunji, born January 24 1963 in Sendai, Japan, Miyagi prefecture) is a Japanese Actor most well-known for his roles in the controversial Battle Royale II Requiem (2003 Ayumi Ito (伊藤 歩 Itō Ayumi, born on April 14, 1980 in Tokyo) is a Japanese actress who received her big break in 1996 when she is a Japanese actress and model from Tokyo, Japan. She appeared in the movies Konsento ( Power Point) and Riri Shushu is a Japanese actress who was born on August 17, 1985 in Kasuga Fukuoka, Japan. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. is a language spoken by over 130 million people in Japan and in Japanese emigrant communities Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Shunji Iwai (岩井俊二 Iwai Shunji, born January 24 1963 in Sendai, Japan, Miyagi prefecture) The film portrays the rough lives of high school children in Japan.
All About Lily Chou-Chou follows two childhood friends, Shusuke Hoshino and Yuichi Hasumi, from the end of their junior high school run until the beginning of high school. The film has a discontinuous storyline, starting midway through the story, just after high school begins, then flashes back to junior high and summer vacation, and then skips back to the present.
In junior high, Hoshino was the best student in school, but was picked on by his classmates. He was skilled at kendo, and had a good-looking young mom. or " way of the sword " is the Japanese and South Korean martial art of sword-fighting Yuichi, on the other hand, was a quieter boy who fell in love with the music of the odd musician Lily Chou-Chou. During a group trip to Okinawa, Hoshino had a traumatic near-death experience and his personality changed from good-natured to dangerous and manipulative. is one of Japan 's southern prefectures, and consists of hundreds of the Ryukyu Islands in a chain over 1000 km long which extends southwest from Kyūshū In high school, he takes his place as class bully and shows his newfound power by ruining the lives of his classmates. An alternative voice, that of the character Shiori Tsuda, attributes Hoshino's personality change to divorce and family ruin; this matches several scenes connecting the decline of Yuichi - who has had to change his name - to divorce.
Yuichi, the confused and shy former friend of Hoshino, finds himself sucked into his now-tormentor's gang. He is ridiculed and coerced into doing Hoshino's dirty work, and finds solace only in the ethereal music Lily Chou-Chou makes. Things become far worse for everyone when Yuichi is assigned to supervising Shiori Tsuda, whom Hoshino has blackmailed into enjo kōsai, and another girl is raped by Hoshino's lackeys after unwittingly offending the school's girl gang. (shortened form) means "compensated Dating " and is a practice which originated in Japan where older men give money and/or luxury gifts to attractive women for their The whole quagmire comes to a head when Yuichi heads to Tokyo to see a Lily Chou-Chou concert, and encounters the last person he thought would be there.
The story of Hoshino and Yuichi is paralleled by messages posted to a Lily Chou-Chou Internet message board. It is left up to the viewer to figure out which characters in the story are posting under what names.
On April 1, 2000, Shunji Iwai went live with his internet novel, in the form of a website called Lilyholic, where he posted messages as several characters on the BBS. Events 527 - Byzantine Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler and successor to the throne 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. Readers of the novel were free to post alongside Iwai's characters and interact with each other, indeed this BBS is where some of the content from the movie comes from. After the main incident in the novel took place, posting was closed and the second phase of the novel started, about the lives of 14 year olds. (The novel is available on CD-ROM, but only in Japanese. CD-ROM (an initialism of "Compact Disc Read-Only Memory " is a pre-pressed Compact Disc that contains data accessible to but not writable )
Production on the film began in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture on August 13, 2000 and ended on November 28, 2000. is a city located in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Ashikaga is located 80 km (50 miles north of Tokyo. WikipediaWikiProject Japanese prefectures for guidelines --> is a prefecture located in the Kantō region on the island of Honshū, Japan Events 3114 BC - According to the Lounsbury correlation the start of the Maya calendar. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. For the town in Argentina, see 28 de Noviembre. Events 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7, 2001, and opened in Japan on October 6, 2001. The Toronto International Film Festival ( TIFF) is a publicly-attended Film festival held each September in Toronto, Ontario, Canada Events 1251 BC - A Solar eclipse on this date might mark the birth of legendary Heracles at Thebes Greece. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Events 105 BC - Battle of Arausio: The Cimbri inflict the heaviest defeat on the Roman army of Gnaeus Mallius Maximus Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar.
Iwai was the first Japanese director to use the, at the time, completely new digital video camera, the "24 Progressive" to shoot the film. In video technology 24p refers to a video format that operates at 24 Frames per second (or typically 23
It is thought that Iwai was inspired to shoot in digital by his friend, the anime and live-action film director Hideaki Anno, who shot his own digital film entitled Love & Pop, in 1998. (anime in Japanese, born 22 May 1960 in Ube Yamaguchi, Japan, is a Japanese animation and film director. Love & Pop (ラブ&ポップ Rabu & Poppu) is director Hideaki Anno 's first live action film an adaptation of Ryu Murakami 's novel Topaz Anno later cast Iwai as the lead in his second live-action film, Shiki-Jitsu. Shiki-Jitsu (式日 ( 2000) is Hideaki Anno 's second Live-action film
The soundtrack of Lily Chou-Chou was written and arranged by Takeshi Kobayashi, with vocals by the singer Salyu. (born October 13 1980 is a Japanese Singer whose ethereal lilting voice is reminiscent of Björk. It features a number of songs that are sung by the fictional rock star Lily Chou-Chou in the film. The soundtrack also makes heavy use of the classical music of Claude Debussy. Achille-Claude Debussy (aʃil klod dəbysi (August 22 1862 &ndash March 25 1918 was a French Composer.