[ Directed by ]
[ Produced by ]
* MAEDA Kuga
* WADAKURA Kazutoshi
[ Cast ]
* UENO Juri NODA Megumi
* TAMAKI Hiroshi CHIAKI Shinichi
* Eita MINE Ryutaro
[ Staff ]
* Original Story: NINOMIYA Tomoko
* Screenplay: ETO Rin
* Cinematography: YAMAMOTO Hideo
* Editor: MATSUO Hiroshi
* Produce: KAMEYAMA Chihiro
[ Production Company ]
Fuji Television Network, KODANSHA, Amuse, TOHO, FNS27
[ Distributor (Japan) ]
[ Production Studio ]
Release Date: December19, 2009
Running Time: 121 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Feature
Screening Format: 35mm
Screen Size: Cinema Scope (1:2.35)
Sound Processing: Dolby Digital
[ Story ]
The film version of the massive hit comic, television drama and animation series ‘Nodame Cantabile.’ The allure of this film is enriched by stunning locations spanning across four European countries, and the incorporation of famous classical melodies. Appointed as the conductor of the Roux-marlet Orchestra in Vienna, Chiaki (Tamaki Hiroshi) struggles to motivate apathetic orchestra members. Meanwhile, a capable rival arises as Nodame (Ueno Juri) prepares for her promotion exams.
[ Official Site ]
Nodame cantabile was a 2001 successful manga, then he became drama of even greater success in 2006, which was followed by two more special episodes in 2008. And now the film, even divided into two parts, one output in December 2009 and one in 2010, both signed by Hideki Takeuchi, who had already signed the royal of drama. And indeed the television cut heavily marks the film.
This story of a group of talented young musicians who love and misunderstanding between pursuing creativity and especially the artistic success reveals all its fragility outside of the television context, where the serialized structure paradoxically allowed a finer gradation of the farcical aspects. The first television series, also took place in Japan, offering at least glimpses of the atmosphere classic Japanese musical environment: schools, examinations, tests, anxiety, envy, all bits of reality despite the semicomico cut. The film, even movies, instead, are held in a Paris postcard, where everyone, French teachers and concert artists including Russians, speak a Japanese caricature, further contributing to the tone of farce.
Tamaki Hiroshi, much loved by Japanese women, strives to show such a fierce scowl and thoughtful in every scene that seems plagued by a bleeding ulcer. Takenaka Naoto fun as ever to play as well the measure bizarre characters, but the fun is just her and not the viewer. Ueno Juri to the drama and then the films were the springboard for a leap in quality. And ‘in fact one of the few young actresses to be able to interpret very different roles, including comedians.