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2003

Kono Yo no Soto he Club Shinchugun

OUT OF THIS WORLD

この世の外へ クラブ進駐軍

(C) 2003 Out Of This World Film Partners

(C) 2003 Out Of This World Film Partners

Release Date
February, 7th, 2004
Running Time
123 min
Genre
Feature
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

SHOCHIKU, Eisei Gekijo, Kadokawa-Daiei Pictures, ABC, FCB Worldwide (Japan), SEDIC INTERNATIONAL, System D, KИHO

[ Story ]

Featuring a multinational cast directed by Sakamoto Junji (KT, Bokunchi), Out Of This World is an ensemble drama set in the aftermath of World War 2.
Kentaro (Hagiwara Masato) returns to U.S.-occupied Japan after being stationed in the Philippines, and is shocked to see what has become of his country. The sound of jazz drifts through the streets, as do thousands of American G.I.s, and the drink of choice is now Coca Cola. Sensing an opportunity, Kentaro hooks up with Shozo (Odagiri Jo) and some other likeminded musicians to form a jazz band called "The Lucky Strikers". They land a gig at a servicemen's club on an American air force base, but their audience doesn't have much patience for their substandard performances, especially the antagonistic jazz aficionado, Russell (Shea Whigham). Kentaro's insensitivity towards the friendly club manager, Jim (Peter Mullan), gets them barred from the base. Drug addiction, poverty and ideology draw them away from their music, and eventually the band members go their separate ways. Upon the death of one of their number, The Lucky Strikers reform and are given another chance to play at the American base. They perform one of Russell's songs, 'Out Of This World', in tribute to their friend.

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