Fish Story

vrijdag, 24 januari

Fish Story

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Yoshihiro Nakamura | 2009 | Japan | 112' | EN subs

A lone man meanders through the seemingly deserted streets of Tokyo on his scooter. Garbage is strewn in the streets; cars are abandoned; there is not a soul in sight – except at a strange little record shop. The man seems annoyed that the owner, an odd and exceedingly calm old man, would open his store on the day a comet is racing towards the Earth that will inevitably cause its destruction. But the old man is not concerned; he trusts the obscure Japanese punk song from the 1970s playing in the background. And so begins Fish Story, a disparate and fractured odyssey of a punk song that emerges from a botched rendition of the only remaining copy of Fish Story, a book from postwar Japan, is re-interpreted by a 1975 pioneering punk band that vanishes upon releasing the infamous song, and is reinvented as an urban legend that ultimately saves the world from the 2012 Mayan prophecy. A surreal and amusing story that reveals a strange butterfly effect...


Datum & tijd: 

vrijdag, 24 januari, 2020 - 20:30


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5,- (Cineville card valid)
Filmhuis Cavia
Van Hallstraat 52-1
1051 HH Amsterdam


Go through the gate. Cavia is on the right hand side, above Xena Sports. Take the stairs.


Former squat, now legalised

Filmhuis Cavia is a counterculture cinema, founded in 1983 by a squatters movement, which programs films you aren't likely to see anywhere else.


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opening times: 

Our regular screenings are on Tuesdays (programmed by Jeffrey), Thursdays and Fridays, but we also have extra screenings and film festivals throughout the year. Look us up to find our monthly program.

Doors always open half an hour before the film starts.