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Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (DVD) (Special Priced Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) DVD Region 2

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Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (DVD) (Special Priced Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
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Japanese cinema has seen its fair share of zero-to-hero dramas, but none quite like Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (a.k.a. Talk, Talk, Talk). Based on a Sato Takako novel, the film revolves around the traditional art of rakugo, or comical storytelling. A storyteller, or rakugoka, recites a long and often complicated comical story, taking on different characters through variations in tone and pitch, facial expressions, and slight gestures. Rakugo is sometimes cheekily referred to as sit-down comedy, as the storyteller remains seated throughout, with only a paper fan as prop.

Bringing rakugo to the big screen is no easy task but director Hirayama Hideyuki (The Laughing Frog) and lead Kokubun Taichi (of rock band Tokio) do a fine job of capturing the spirit of the art in this heartwarming, but never cloying film. The rakugo routines are interesting and enjoyable to see and watch, and often remarkably funny. Shaberedomo Shaberedomo is largely people-driven, presenting very real personalities that are not necessarily likable, but always understandable. Much of the film's charm comes from gradually learning about the characters and seeing them grow.

Mitsuba (Kokubun Taichi) has been studying rakugo for years, but he elicits more yawns than laughs. A decidedly mediocre representative of a dying art, he stubbornly perseveres out of passion and pride. Through an odd turn of events, he ends up teaching rakugo to three students who are even less verbally gifted than him - a sullen beauty (Karina), a loud dialect-speaking kid (Morinaga Yuki), and a tongue-tied baseball player-turned-commentator (Matsushige Yutaka). Though none are particularly interested in rakugo initially, they slowly but surely begin to find their way with words. Mitsuba, meanwhile, is preparing for his biggest challenge: performing his master's (Ito Shiro) favorite story.

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Product Title: Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (DVD) (Special Priced Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version) Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (DVD) (英文字幕) (廉價版)(日本版) Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (DVD) (英文字幕) (廉价版)(日本版) しゃべれども しゃべれども (通常版) Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (DVD) (Special Priced Edition) (English Subtitled) (Japan Version)
Artist Name(s): Kokubun Taichi | Karina | Yachigusa Kaoru | Matsushige Yutaka | Ito Shiro | Morinaga Yuki 國分太一 | 香里奈 | 八千草薰 | 松重豐 | 伊東四朗 | 森永悠希 国分太一 | 香里奈 | 八千草薰 | 松重庆 | 伊东四朗 | 森永悠希 国分太一 | 香里奈 | 八千草薫 | 松重豊 | 伊東四朗 | 森永悠希 Kokubun Taichi | Karina | Yachigusa Kaoru | Matsushige Yutaka | Ito Shiro | Morinaga Yuki
Director: Hirayama Hideyuki 平山秀幸 平山秀幸 平山秀幸 Hirayama Hideyuki
Release Date: 2018-12-21
Publisher Product Code: TCED-4257
Language: English, Japanese
Subtitles: Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
Disc Format(s): DVD
Region Code: 2 - Japan, Europe, South Africa, Greenland and the Middle East (including Egypt) What is it?
Shipment Unit: 1 What is it?
YesAsia Catalog No.: 1070061444

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[アーティスト/ キャスト]
国分太一 / 香里奈 / 森永悠希 / 平山秀幸 (監督) / 佐藤多佳子 (原作) / 安川午朗 (音楽)

[特典情報]
映像特典収録/音声特典収録

[テクニカル・インフォメーション]
本編109分+特典8分
製作国 : 日本 (Japan)
公開年 : 2007

[ストーリー]
古典を愛する二つ目の落語家、今昔亭三つ葉。思うように腕もあがらず、悩んでいる彼のもとに、「落語を、話し方を習いたい」とワケありの3人が集まってくる。すこぶる不愛想で口下手な美人・十河五月、勝気なためにクラスになじめない大阪から引っ越してきた少年・村林優、毒舌でいかつい面相の元プロ野球選手・湯河原太一。ひょんなことから「話し方教室」を開くことになった三つ葉だが、3人は集まるごとに言い争い、なかなか落語も覚えない。想いを寄せていた女性には結婚相手がいることを知り、ますます落ち込む三つ葉。しかし、「落語が好きだ」という強い気持ちに突き動かされ、師匠・小三文の十八番「火焔太鼓」に挑戦することを決意する。はたして、それぞれの気持ち、本当の想いは、伝わるのだろうか……。

[解説]
伝えたい— 誰かを 何かを 「好き」という想い

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