Gakuryu ISHII 石井岳龍

1/2 Mensch


Nippon Retro   ² 

After having caught ISHII's CRAZY FAMILY at a festival screening, Einstürzende Neubauten invited the director to film their Japanese tour. The band's philosophy that all noise is music gave ISHII the perfect platform to explore his emerging fascination with metaphysics: at the level of the atom, everything is equal.

Hanbun ningen

Japan 1985

50 minutes

About Gakuryu ISHII

Gakuryu (Sogo) ISHII was born in Fukuoka in 1957. His dystopian punk rock musical BURST CITY (1982) made him one of the precursors of the Japanese cyberpunk movement of the 1980s. Since then he has worked with renowned Japanese actors and international punk bands on numerous short and feature films. NIPPON CONNECTION dedicated a retrospective to his work in 2013.

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