Fish Story details
|Starring:||Mikako Tabe, Atsushi Ito, Mirai Moriyama, Gaku Hamada, Kengo Kora|
|Genres:||Comedy, World Cinema|
|Studio:||FUSION MEDIA SALES|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Jul 2010|
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Fish StoryBy Lesleyan123 (2 reviews) from Brighton , 10 Sep 2010
[Highly rated reviewer]This one's a charmer. A Japanese punk band records a song 'Fish Story' in 1975 (a year before the Sex Pistols break onto the scene) and thirty seven years later the song saves the world. How? You'll understand everything crystal clear in the last five minutes, so don't worry about puzzling it out beforehand, just enjoy the scenes jumping between between the 70's, 80's and 90's with characters like the unflappable music shop owner, the meek driver who can't stand up for himself, the prescient teenager, the sleepy schoolgirl and the trained-from-birth Champion of Justice. Hooray for Fish Story!
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Something smells fishyBy Nootlin (133 reviews) from London , 13 Oct 2013A story about a punk band who save the world by way of a poorly translated book! Wha?! This is a great movie, and I can only assume that the writers wrote themselves into a corner and then said right, how do we connect the dots? Very funny, very engaging, and the story rock and rolls on at a fast pace, considering it's a Japanese movie. Highly recommended if you're looking for something different, and something few people have had the pleasure of seeing.
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Great film and well put together story.By PaulWindsor (29 reviews) from Windsor , 14 May 2013Started watching and was wondering why...then it gripped me and kept me watching to the end. Really enjoyable film and not what I expected. Overall I'm still talking about it, so that says it all!
punk cometBy Weirdofmouth (11 reviews) , 18 Apr 2013the best film i have seen for a long time, highly recommend you watch this one...punk and the end of the world in one neat story!!
Takes You On a Fantastic Journey!By pointofgravity (2 reviews) from Birmingham , 20 Jul 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideAt first, this film just seems like a flop in the Japanese chick flick, daily dose life drama. But that isn't why you picked this particular film to watch, isn't it? I'm not going to lie, the cover doesn't stand out all that much and the only real reason you'd watch this was by reading the blurb.
But oh my, have you picked a gem to watch if you do. Starting slow with a not - so - different neglected friend, moving on to a story about a vigilante who saves a ferry, then a story about a small time Japanese punk band, the end of the film that shows how the stories that span over a 37 year period link up is an absolute mind bender that will leave your eyes wide and your jaw wide open.
With funny quips and coincidental quirks in the film, director Nakamura may confuse you with the 3 different storylines but makes you understand how the plot unravels at the end - you'll have to see it to believe it.
If you've seen films such as 'I'm a Cyborg, But It's OK', 'Turtles Are Surprisingly Fast Swimmers' or 'Fine, Totally Fine', you will understand the narrative and the concept behind this, an you'll love it. Otherwise, prepare to take a journey through time to discover the Fish Story.
I can't wait to watch it againBy a customer , 28 Oct 2011I dont think Ill even try to describe the plot of Fish Story, suffice to say it is a film about how a punk rock song from the 1970s has an effect upon the future, and with a neat series of ripple effects all the different strands of the story effortlessly tie up.
Movies which feature rock musicians, and punk bands in particular can often seem like gross caricatures, but this group felt real and were extremely good fun. Anyone who has been in a band will be able to identify with the banter that passed between them, and the dreams that they had for the future of their music. Apparently Gekirin sang their own song(s), unlike The Mathias Rust Band in the 2010 film The Man Who Loved Yngve.
It is one of the most detailed, well plotted and darkly funny films that I have seen in a long time, so much so that I have ordered the DVD and cant wait to watch it again.