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Raise Your Arms and Twist: Documentary of NMB48

Director FUNAHASHI Atsushi
Info
  • Japan│
  • 2016│
  • 121min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

Looking back on the 4 years NMB48 went through. The camera captures the girls´ hectic days and feelings of uncertainty. Everything exposed in here.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
310 2016. 05. 01 10:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 6 HEK12GV
524 2016. 05. 03 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 2 HEK12
825 2016. 05. 06 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 HEK12

Review

Raise Your Arms and Twist: Documentary of NMB48 documents four-year journey of NMB48. By working together with one another, 48 members of the group have carried out seemingly impossible missions to show their constant development in talents. In this brutal system of competition, each member of the group has one’s own desperate reason to succeed and therefore, endures harsh trainings. As the documentary proceeds, the contrast between the winners and the stragglers can be easily depicted. The girls embracing a sense of loss with a smile are captured in the camera. Unlike other promotional videos, Raise Your Arms and Twist: Documentary of NMB48 candidly depicts the behind-the-stage stories of the girls in the group. In addition to the severe internal competition, the film deals with the various aspects of the giant “fandoms” of the group to give viewers a chance to think about the brutality of competition in the capitalistic society. The film shows the members at official, promotional events and in their everyday lives, and sometimes it is too terrifying to watch. When the members are doing an event where they shake hands with their fans, the overhead shot that portrays the contrast between the popular members with a long waiting line and the members without any fans is quite astonishing. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director FUNAHASHI Atsushi
Producer UENO Yuhei
Cinematography TODA Yoshihisa
Editor AOTA Takafumi
Sound KIN Akihiko
Cast YAMAMOTO Sayaka

Director

FUNAHASHI Atsushi

Born in 1974, Japn. After graduating from Tokyo University, he studied film directing at the School of Visual Arts in USA. His debut feature echoes(2001) won audience awards at Annonay International Film Festival in France. And his second film Big River(2006) was shown at various film festivals including Berlin International Film Festival, Sao Paolo International Film Festival, and Shanghai International Film Festival.

Trailer

(Raise Your Arms and Twist: Documentary of NMB48) DIR. FUNAHASHI Atsushi

Looking back on the 4 years NMB48 went through. The camera captures the girls´ hectic days and feelings of uncertainty. Everything exposed in here.