Synopsis

When you’re a bored teenager looking for thrills, sometimes the only thing you can turn to is rock ‘n roll. Having no skill, money, or even a full set of drums, a feared trio of high school delinquents nevertheless decide they are destined for musical glory in a quest to impress their only friend Aya, avoid a rival gang, and – most importantly – jam out. Animated almost entirely by director Kenji Iwaisawa, and featuring a lead performance by Japanese alt-rock legend Shintaro Sakamoto, ON – GAKU: OUR SOUND brings its own sound and vision to the Hiroyuki Ohashi manga from which it was adapted. With pitch-perfect deadpan humor, the film presents a highly original take on the beloved slacker comedy: a lo-fi buddy film with a blaring musical finale that will leave you wanting an immediate encore.

71 minutes
Rated 12

Screenings

Cinema Time
Edinburgh Filmhouse
UK premiere
15:45, Saturday 7th November Book Tickets
Aberdeen, Belmont Filmhouse 16:30, Sunday 8th November Coming Soon
Edinburgh Filmhouse 17:00, Sunday 8th November Book Tickets
Glasgow Film Theatre 16:15, Sunday 15th November Book Tickets

Screenshots

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