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2004

Shimotsuma Monogatari

Kamikaze Girls

下妻物語

(C) Shimotsuma Story Media Partners

(C) Shimotsuma Story Media Partners

(C) Shimotsuma Story Media Partners

(C) Shimotsuma Story Media Partners

Release Date
May, 29th, 2004
Running Time
103 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

Amuse, TBS, SHOGAKUKAN, TOHO, TOKYO FM, HORIPRO, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, PARCO, OGURA JIMUSYO

[ Story ]

Momoko (Fukada Kyoko) escapes from the boredom of life in her humdrum, rural hometown of Shimotsuma by swathing herself from head to toe in doll-like "Lolita" garb. One day she meets her diametrical opposite on the fashion scale, the surly, black lipstick biker chick, Ichigo (Tsuchiya Anna, winner of a 2005 Japan Academy Prize for best newcomer), who takes a liking to Momoko's unexpectedly gutsy nature and the two form an unlikely alliance. Momoko consoles Ichigo after she suffers a broken heart at the hands of a local pompadoured lothario, and uses her embroidery skills to embellish Ichigo's biker uniform for the graduation ceremony of a respected senior. In return, she takes Momoko to the best Lolita boutique in the city where her sewing skills gain her a chance to work for her favorite designer. However, Ichigo's fellow delinquents don't take kindly to her friendship with Momoko, which leads to a final showdown with the gang boss. Severely outnumbered, Ichigo looks doomed until the loyal Momoko rides to her rescue.
A mildly surreal, frenetically comic journey into Japan's youth subcultures, based on a graphic novel by cult manga creator, Takemoto Novala, and directed by TV commercial maestro, Nakashima Tetsuya.

[ Contact (International) ]

TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.)
International Distribution Department, Media Business Division

17F, 5-3-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8006
Attn: International Movie Sales
tel: +81 3 5571 3085
fax: +81 3 3505 1584
http://www.tbscontents.com

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