- Thursday, May 26, 14:15 Mousonturm Saal
- Japan 2015, HDcam, 117 min, Japanese with English subtitles, released to age 12 or older
- Director: Nobuhiro DOI
- Script: Hiroshi HASHIMOTO based on a novel by Nobutaka TSUBOTA
- Production: “Flying Colors” Film Partners
- Camera: Yasushi HANAMURA
- World sales: TBS
- Cast: Kasumi ARIMURA, Atsushi ITO, Shuhei NOMURA, Tetsushi TANAKA, Yo YOSHIDA
- German premiere
- Competition Nippon Cinema Award
How a teen girl went from academic absurdity to an elite university in one amazing year – the film's subtitle perfectly sums up the plot of this charming and hilarious, yet controversial high school comedy. The bestseller adaptation about the brutal Japanese school system was one of the big box office hits in Japan in 2015.
Nobuhiro DOI was born in Hiroshima in 1964. He started his career in 1995 as a director for the television series SAY YOU LOVE ME. This was followed by numerous TV projects before he made his feature film debut in 2004 with BE WITH YOU. Ever since he has been regularly switching between TV and cinema.
2004 Be with You (Ima, ai ni yukimasu); 2006 Tears for You (Nada so so / NC ’08); 2010 Hanamizuki – May Your Love Bloom a Hundred Years; 2011 The Wings of the Kirin (Kirin no tsubasa: Gekijoban shinzanmono)