Genre: Drama
               Tokyo, hustler, roommates, Berlinale 2010

Tokyo WG-life

  Ryosuke wakes up. His bed is in a small, cramped, cluttered room. We are somewhere in Tokyo, sharing in a small apartment, where four young men mid-twenties. Ryosuke is actually a student, but prefer hanging with his roommate Kotomi (Shihori Kanjiya), which is currently unemployed and waiting for a call from her friend. Then there’s Mirai (Karina), a graphic designer who considers himself to calm videos with rape and stay constantly in her room, someone else can. So one day Satoru is placed on the 4-man Flatshare – precisely at the time in the city of sexual assaults perpetrated on young women. Lies approximately Satoru (Kento Hayashi), who earned his money as Callboy, behind it? At least trust him Naoki (Tatsuya Fujiwara), the fourth roommate on the road and take the new subtenant more closely.

Are the small and larger problems of young people in Tokyo, which spelled out in Isao Yukisadas Film Parade, which is based on a novel by Shuichi Yoshida, using the various figures. There is the Lovesickness Kotomis that her boyfriend sees more on television than in real life. Or the sudden death in the context of Ryosuke, which makes him a very hard time. There are certainly very universal themes that come here for language and can also be played elsewhere. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful parade environment study to address the problems and life situations to specifically Japanese ways.

Parade ends unexpectedly after less than two hours – with a shock, which reflects only too well how little these young people really know, even though they live so close to each other and see each day. A shock that leaves a bitter aftertaste, and certainly food for thought “Idol.”

Isao Yukisada is already the third time a guest at the Panorama of the Berlinale. 2002 showed the 41-year-old director of the film Go and 2004 A Day On The Planet.

(Katrin Knauth)

Title: Parade Original Title: Paredon Country of production: Japan Year of production: 2010 Length: 118 (min .)

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