The Kirishima Thing (Kirishima, Bukatsu Yamerutteyo) Reviews
Kirishima is supposed to be the popular student but never present in the movie physically speaking. His unintentional absence instead is to provide a pivot...and eventually proved to the audience that one's absence could trigger unwanted effects on the togetherness/friendship/reliance on another individual. And the effects can be compounded. The movie repeatedly play the same scenes several times, but at different camera angles and different 'main characters' to illustrate the aforementioned views.
The final scene was a letdown to me as the gathering on the rooftop it was rather unrealistic. but overall, not many movies are able to illustrate well the effect when the plot only happened in such a short span of time.
This film is directed by Daihachi Yoshida, with simple or almost without a clear story line. The motive is to show high school students' self-searching process. Yoshida just put in a situation, a famous student disappear. Then the interesting characters will just lead the way as it effects every society in the school.
Suzuka Ohgo, as Aya Sawashima, is worth notice. She do not have much lines but her expressions is just as full as a full cream milk...