(orig. WE ARE X)

  • WE ARE X

Japan / USA / United Kingdom 2016
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English
Director: Stephen Kijak
Camera: Sean Kirby, John Maringouin
Editor: Mako Kamitsuna, John Maringouin
Cast: Yoshiki, Toshi, Hide, Taiji, Pata, Sugizo, Heath
Producer: John Battsek, Diane Becker, Jonathan McHugh, Jonathan Platt
Music: Yoshiki
Distributer: Pascale Ramonda Festival Strategies
Lenght: 93 Min.
Format: DCP
Color: Farbe
Age Limit: <

X Japan, the most successful rock band in Japan combines hard rock riffs with androgynous aesthetics and flamboyant costumes, reminiscent of their idols like David Bowie or Kiss, as well as Japanese Manga. Centre stage is Yoshiki, the charismatic drummer, pianist and songwriter of the Visual Kei band, which push themselves physically to the limits between hard rock, punk and metal. Stephen Kijak`s documentary looks behind the scenes. It allows us to share in the successes and private tragedies of Yoshiki and the other band members, who have known each other since kindergarten, separated and after 20 years got back together again.



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