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2 hr. 26 min.

Plot Summary
For kids around the world, music is often the only salvation when the pain and anxiety of teenage life becomes too much to bear. Yuichi (Hayato Ichihara) is in the 8th grade and he worships Lily Chou-Chou, a Bjork-like chanteuse whose epic music is lush and transcendent. Yuichi only lives for Lily Chou-Chou's big Tokyo concert, where the lies and violence can be washed away by the presence of his goddess and her powerful music. But fate has yet another obstacle in store for Lily's devoted fan.

Cast: Shûgo Oshinari , Ayumi Ito , Yu Aoi , Hayato Ichihara , Takao Osawa , Miwako Ichikawa ,

Director: Shunji Iwai

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Cowboy Pictures

All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

Release Date: July 12th, 2002|2 hr. 26 min.

critic reviews (10)
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Requires some patience. Once you get into its rhythm -- including the long flashbacks and intermittent use of the screen as an Internet chat room -- the movie becomes a heady experience. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Although way too long at 146 minutes and extremely confusing in structure, the story of a lonely, picked-on eighth-grader (Hayato Ichihara) who finds refuge in the ethereal music of a Bjork-like pop singer packs a solid punch. show more

  • 100
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Iwai's ambitious drama is strikingly shot, poignantly acted by a splendid young cast, and enriched by surprising use of Debussy classics on the soundtrack. show more

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