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Boy's Choir
     

Boy's Choir

Director: Akira Ogata, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Takizawa, Ken Mitsuishi

Cast: Akira Ogata, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Takizawa, Ken Mitsuishi

 
Former assistant director to Sogo Ishii, Akira Ogata makes his debut with this complex coming of age drama about a pair of orphans obsessed with choir singing. Set during the political tumult of the 1970s, the film focuses on Michio (Atsushi Ito), a stuttering, socially-inept 15-year-old. Michio's quiet childhood is cut short with the death of his father. After

Overview

Former assistant director to Sogo Ishii, Akira Ogata makes his debut with this complex coming of age drama about a pair of orphans obsessed with choir singing. Set during the political tumult of the 1970s, the film focuses on Michio (Atsushi Ito), a stuttering, socially-inept 15-year-old. Michio's quiet childhood is cut short with the death of his father. After clearing out his dad's photography studio, he is sent by his uncle to the militaristic Dokoritsu Orphange for Boys. There he meets and befriends the effeminate-looking Yasuo (Sora Toma), who is the lead soprano of the orphanage's choir. Singing quickly dominates both boys' lives as they prepare for the National Chorus Competition. Yet the political chaos of the times soon comes to their doorstep with the unexpected appearance of Satomi (Ryoko Takizawa), a radical on the run from the law after a couple notorious bombings. Choirmaster Seino (Teruyuki Kagawa), a former revolutionary himself, takes in the fugitive and shelters her for a spell. When she ultimately blows herself up in front of the boys while running from the cops, the two react in decidedly different ways. This film was screened at the 2000 Berlin Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
UPC:
0667443519140
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
NR
Source:
Picture This
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Letterbox]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:10:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selections; Dolby 5.1 and 2.0 Stereo sound; Optional subtitles; Trailers

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Boy's Choir
2. Closing Statement [8:31]
3. Lobes of Fun [1:31]
4. Driver Training [:18]
5. Don't Mess With Michio [7:15]
6. Time for a Scrub [:48]
7. Haunting Voices [2:31]
8. The Great Escape [5:35]
9. Good Vibrations [1:29]
10. Now Here's the Rub [18:00]
11. Yasuo's Dream [4:26]
12. On Deadly Pond [16:38]
13. Trippin' [6:53]
14. Yasuo Has a Cow [6:11]
15. Yasuo Gets Stoned [3:06]
16. Breath Control [10:10]
17. A New Voice [7:30]
18. Bang and Beat It Until It Breaks [3:25]
19. Yasuo's Rival [2:29]
20. Lobes of Encouragement [1:39]
21. Cathartic Flames [1:48]
22. Tickle Me Yasuo [2:36]
23. The Dream Remembered [1:12]
24. Last Dance [3:02]
25. End Credits [5:10]

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