Live Tape

Directed by Matsue Tetsuaki, 2009, 74min

On New Year’s Day in 2009, Musician Kenta Maeno strums his guitar and sings in a pilgrimage from Kichijoji Hachiman Shrine, packed with people paying respects, to Inokashira Park, where he joins his band on the outdoor stage. Live Tape is a miraculous live documentary capturing Maeno’s New Year’s Day nomadic guerrilla show in a single 74-minute take.


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Matsue Tetsuaki (b. 1977) was born in Tokyo to Korean parents in 1977. He graduated from filmmaking at the Japanese Academy of Moving Images with his revealing and well-received 1999 documentary Annyong Kimchee, which confessed his zainichi (Korean-Japanese) heritage. He would continue this exploration with his 2009 documentary Annyong Yumika about legendary AV star Yumika Hayashi. Matsue´s deceptively simple films subvert and explore the clichés and conventions of the documentary and Adult Video genres, while at the same time touching upon areas such as personal and ethnic identity and the unbalanced power relationship between the director and his subject. Besides his documentary filmmaking, Matsue has co-written a manga Virgin Classroom with manga artist Tomohiro Koizumi.

Live Tape

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