Once celebrated as one of Japan's leading composers despite being deaf, Mamoru Samuragochi's name hit international news in February 2014, when a university lecturer named Takashi Niigaki revealed that he had been ghostwriting the so-called genius's music for the past 18 years. The teacher claimed as well that Japan's modern-day Beethoven wasn't deaf at all. In the wake of a screaming media pandemonium, director Mori approaches and befriends the supposed hoaxer and his wife who are in hiding. Over repeated visits to their home, the truth behind the fiasco is unveiled - or is it?
Der Film wird in der japanischen Originalversion mit englischen Untertiteln gezeigt.
von Tatsuya Mori
Japan 2016, 111 Min.
Altersfreigabe: 16 J