Director Yamashita Nobuhiro became known 10 years ago with another pop film, the catchy and successful Linda, Linda, Linda. In La La La at Rock Bottom, Shigeo, a petty criminal with amnesia, forms part of a band managed by the teenaged girl Kasumi. She looks after Shigeo and tries to reactivate his memory. Kasumi lives with her grandfather and takes Shigeo into their house. When his dark memories return, he’s not very happy about it. This is not the usual run of romantic comedies; it avoids clichés and occasionally comprises bizarre moments, but also tender ones.
(1976, Japan) He studied at the art school in Osaka. As his graduation project, he founded the production company Midnight Child Theatre with four other students. Their first project was Hazy Life (1999), which has been screened at various international film festivals. La La La at Rock Bottom is his tenth feature film.
Filmography: La La La at Rock Bottom (2014),Tamako in Moratorium (2013), A Gentle Breeze in the Village (2007), The Matsugane Potshot Affair (2007), Linda Linda Linda (2005), Hazy Life (2000)