Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

La La La at Rock Bottom
(Misono Universe)

Year: 2015
Country: JAPAN
Run Time: 103 minutes

La La La at Rock Bottom
La La La at Rock Bottom
La La La at Rock Bottom

Fresh out of prison, Shigeo is minding his own business when a van pulls up and snatches him. A group of strange men beat him senseless and leave him in the street, bloodied and bruised. When he comes to, he can’t remember anything, including his own identity. A young woman named Kasumi finds him and takes him in. She puts him to work at her shop, nicknaming him Pooch. Kasumi also manages a band, whose members are preparing for an important gig. After their lead singer is injured, she discovers Pooch has a pretty impressive set of pipes. Singing jars his memory, allowing him to remember bits and pieces of his former life. The details are still fuzzy, though, until an old acquaintance sees a flyer for Pooch’s concert. This leads to unpleasant revelations and the realization that Pooch’s past may have been better kept a mystery (sometimes, the clean slate of amnesia can be a gift). Can the ghosts of his past unravel the new person he’s become? In LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM, ignorance may indeed be bliss. (In Japanese with subtitles) –E.F.

CIFF40 Screenings

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 8:55 PM

Saturday, April 02, 2016 at 11:45 AM

Pan-Asian Films

Music Movies Competition

Nobuhiro Yamashita

Nobuhiro Yamashita was born in 1976 in Aichi, Japan. He studied at the Osaka University of Arts. In 2000 his student film, "Hazy Life," won the Off Theatre Competition Grand Prize at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival.

"Hazy Life" (1999), "No One's Ark" (2003), "Ramblers" (2003), "Cream Lemon" (2004), "Linda Linda Linda" (2005), "Ten Nights Of Dreams" (2006), "That Matsugane Potshot Affair" (2006), "A Gentle Breeze In The Village" (2007), "The Drudgery Train" (2012), "Tamako In Moratorium" (2013), LA LA LA AT ROCK BOTTOM (2015)

Kazuteru Harafuji Tsuyoshi Matsushita Shinji Ogawa Hiroyuki Negishi

Tomoe Kanno

Futa Takagi

Takashi Satoh

Principal Cast
Subaru Shibutani Fumi Nikaido

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