Last Song (1993)

Run Time - 119 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |  
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Shu-chan (Masahiro Motoki) has plenty of charm, drive and energy. He comes up a little short in the kindness and discretion department, though. As long as his band "The Shoeless Four" is his sole concern, things seem to go well enough, even though they are not exceptionally talented. However, when Inaba (Hidetaka Yoshioka), a young railroad worker, blusters his way into the band on the basis of sheer talent, it soon becomes clear that with him onboard, the band might actually go places. Shu-chan soon decides to put away his own ambitions for stardom to concentrate on managing what is now Inaba's band, but can't manage to treat anyone (including his girlfriend, who Inaba has his eyes on) decently. Before long, he has lost more than his chance for stardom.