Plot: Back in 1975, one year before Sex Pistols debute, the first Japanese punk band recorded a song entitled 'Fish Story'. The song did not hit any attention in their own time, the single ended up on desolated shelfs of record stores, the band gived up shortly and breaked up unnoticed. But strangely, as time passes the song becomes surrounded by odd rumors: someone tells that at a certain point in the recording there is a brief interlude where psychics can hear a woman scream, some others predicts that the song have fate to save the world and humanity.
Fish story based on novel by Kotaro Isaka (Sweet Rain)
The song used in the film was produced by Kazuyoshi Saito in a collaboration with Kotaro Isaka.
«Fish Story engages, delights, and surprises as it criss-crosses wildly through the decades, and I think it's the kind of movie that a broad variety of people would enjoy ... Fish Story is refreshingly balanced, neither ignorant of the dark tragedies that shadow our lives, nor willing to give up and go along with the tide.»
«This movie demonstrates the reasons we all love Asian film in the first place. It's a glorious mix of genres, from music documentary to horror to martial arts action, all interspersed with an incredible sense of humor and sentimentality.»
«Low-budgeter is set across multiple time periods, which, thanks to near-zero production values, look almost identical, but a strong concept, a rocking main tune and an amusing middle act are all solid bait. ... Nakamura's direction is functional, only sparingly adorned with stylish flourishes.»
«To say the temporal manipulations are jarring is an understatement (there are five distinct "eras" where the action unfolds), but director Nakamura Yoshihiro handles the shifting time frames and multiple characters with ease and keeps things appropriately understandable and mysterious.»
«Fish Story is a rare kind of film. It’s the kind where right away you know you’re watching something truly amazing and when it all comes to a conclusion you immediately want to start it over again to see where all the hints to the future are, where are all the links between one story and the next.»
«Like punk music itself, FISH STORY has something to say and I think you should hear it.»
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