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Raise Your Arms and Twist — Documentary of NMB48 Atsushi Funahashi

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Doutonboriyo, Nakasetekure! — Documentary of NMB48

NMB48, AKB48… These abstract names are associated with a very Japanese phenomenon: idol groups, young female pop stars whose careers live and die by the number of fans they have. The groups are put to the test, as are the idols and their fan clubs. Variable popularity curves govern hysterical joy and uncontrollable sobbing. Funahashi Atsushi exposes the industry’s different facets: competitions, mechanical smiles, production-line greetings, pressures from above and teen dramas. A detached-sounding narrator explains the countless steps in the selection of the endless procession of starlets. Welcome to the absurd, nerve-racking world of idols. 

Presented in collaboration with the CSN, the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University and Film Pop

Raise Your Arms and Twist — Documentary of NMB48

  • Country : Japan
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : Japanese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 121 MIN
  • Cinematography : Yoshihisa Toda
  • Editing : Takafumi Aoki
  • Production : Yuhei Ueno (TOHO Co., Ltd.), Takumi Matsumura, Kumiko Isono, Makoto Ishihara, Yoshihiro Furusawa, Akihiro Makino
  • Sound Design : Akihiko Kon

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16 Nov. 15h00

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