Kiseki -Sobito of that Day-

キセキ あの日のソビト

Directed by: Atsushi Kaneshige
2017 / 111 minutes / Recommended for aged 12+


Music can make miracles happen

Screened as part of JFF 2017

Kiseki is an uplifting true story of the band GReeeeN—dentists by day and anonymous chart-topping music artists by night. GReeeeN started out recording songs in their producer Jin’s closet and went on to dominate music charts. Dubbed as the “Japanese Daft Punk” of J-pop, their musical success is nothing short of phenomenal, especially in an industry where face value preceeds talent.

Jin (Tori Matsuzaka; Birds Without NamesThe Top Secret: Murder in Mind) and Hide (Masaki Suda; Pink & GrayPrincess Jellyfish) are brothers bound by blood and their love of music. Older brother Jin has been attempting to pursue music professionally since his teens. He finally strikes gold with a major record deal but their father remains staunchly opposed.

Meanwhile, Hide bears the burden of succeeding a long line of doctors. After failing to get into med school, he finds compromise by shifting to dentistry instead. Free from notoriously difficult university exams, Hide forms a hobby band with his classmates.

Jin recognises his brother’s talent and agrees to mentor their band. They formed the anonymous band GReeeeeN and the rest is music chart history. Their debut album A, Domo. Hajimemashite was released in 2008 and debuted at No. 2 on the weekly charts.

Audience warning: This film contains very mild themes.
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Director: Atsushi Kaneshige

Producer: Kentaro Koike

Original Story: Based on the true story of Japanese pop group GReeeeeN

Screenplay: Hiroshi Saito

Cast: Tori Matsuzaka, Masaki Suda, Ryusei Yokohama, Shiori Kutsuna and Kaoru Kobayashi

Genre: Biographical

Format: DCP colour