Archive (8. edition)

New Asian Cinema

Be My Baby

Koi no uzu

Info

Japan 2013, 140’
subtitles: Polish and English
director: Hitoshi One
screenplay: Daisuke Miura
cinematography: Futa Takagi, Yasuyuki Ozeki, Hitoshi One
editing: Yasuyuki Ozaki
music: Taisei Iwasaki
cast: Kenta Nikura, Naoko Wakai,Chihiro Shibata, Yumi Goto, Hiroki Ueda, Daisuke Sawamura, Kenta Enya, Aya Kunitake, Sadaharu Matsushita
producer: Masashi Yamamoto
language: Japanese
colouration: colour

Film description

A micro-budget production about a bunch of friends who belong to a group called dokyun – young adults lacking ambition and education, with a slapdash work, who are obsessively interested in their looks and unrefined entertainment. The Japanese chavettes wear more makeup than their skin can carry, go on failed dates and sluggish home parties. The film, which looks like an improvised, naturalistic impression, is irrefutably funny but also painful – the director mercilessly reveals the absurd and grotesque of the protagonists' existence, showing a less-known side of Japanese pop culture in a distorting mirror (framed in golden plastic).

 

Jagoda Murczyńska

Hitoshi One

Born 1968. Author of many music videos and TV series, host of radio programs, stage director, writer. His series "Love Strikes!" (which resulted in a film under the same title) was nominated to Japanese Academy Awards.

 

Filmography:

2011 Moteki / Love Strikes!
2013 Ciebie chcę / Koi no Uzu / Be My Baby

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