Cult & Indie

NOISE

ノイズ

Directed by: Yusaku Matsumoto

Year: 2018

Length: 115 minutes

Classification rating: Unclassified 15+ (under 15s must be accompanied by an adult)

Screens in: Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

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Akihabara’s dark side shown in a new light

Akihabara is a playground for anime, gaming and idol subcultures, but also home to a shady underbelly riddled with exploitation and isolation. Eight years after the Akihabara massacre, the ripple effects of trauma manifest in the lives of three young adults: Misa, (whose mother was killed in the incident) an underground idol and JK masseuse; Rie, who secretly dropped out of school to hang with the wrong crowd; and Ken, a young man dragged into debt by his own mother, with a festering violent streak waiting to be unleashed.

Idol Kokoro Shinozaki (Miss iD, 2015) shines in her breakthrough role as troubled and complex Misa. Much like her character, the actress experienced a tough family life growing up and worked at a JK (high school girl) massage parlour and as an underground idol as a teenager.

The debut feature film from Yusaku Matsumoto uses three non-linear narrative arcs that fleetingly connect, mirroring the scale of isolation and disconnectedness in the mega-city. As a teenager, the devastation of the massacre and the suicide of his friend left a profound impact on the director: Noise is an emotional tribute to the scars of violence and the consequences of a fractured society.

Audience warning: Contains strong themes and violence.
Saturday 26th October
20:45

Brisbane on sale 26 Sept, Brisbane

Saturday 2nd November
20:30

Perth on sale 26 Sept, Perth

Saturday 23rd November
21:00

Sydney on sale 26 Sept, Sydney

Saturday 30th November
20:00

Melbourne on sale 10 Oct, Melbourne

Director: Yusaku Matsumoto

Director of Photography: Kentaro Kishi

Screenplay: Yusaku Matsumoto

Producer: Yusaku Matsumoto

Cast: Kokoro Shinozaki, Kosuke Suzuki, Urara Anjo, Kenji Kohashi, Takashi Nishina, Hiroshi Fuse, Yuki Kitagawa, Sakura Kawasaki and Suzu Hinata

Genre: Cult & Indie

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles.

Format: DCP colour

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