Linda, Linda, Linda
Section: Sea of Japan
Directed by: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Dir.: Nobuhiro Yamashita
Days before a crucial festival appearance, aspiring teenage rock stars, Kyoto, Kei and Nozumi find themselves without a band when their guitarist injures her finger and their singer quits. Now, their only chance for superstardom lies in recruiting a new singer on short notice. They choose Korean exchange student Son (Doona Bae of Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance), though her comprehension of Japanese is rough.
Mild tribulations, some boyfriend-related, ensue before the rehearsal-exhausted quartet almost oversleep their big end-of-term-festival moment. After building a modest rep for Jarmusch-style deadpan comedies, Nippon helmer Nobuhiro Yamashita seems to be bidding for more mainstream success at home with Linda Linda Linda featuring music by Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha.
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