Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score - Part I

Nodame Cantabile: The Final Score - Part I (2009)

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Chiaki Shinichi (Hiroshi Tamaki) wins he prestigious Platini International Music Competition and becomes the new orchestra conductor for the Le Marlet Orchestra. Chiaki then goes with Frank (Eiji Wentz) to observe the orchestra and is astonished by their poor performance. It seems due to lack of funding the orchestra lost many of its members & the interest of its audience.
Meanwhile, Nodame (Juri Ueno) prepares for a graduation exam at her music read moreschool. She is happy that Chiaki has finally become a conductor and becomes even more enthusiastic when Chiaki asks her to play Ravel's "Bolero" with the orchestra. But, her excitement soon turns to disappointment when Son Rui (Yu Yamada) takes her part in the "Bolero" performance. Nodame tries to hide her disappointment from Chiaki.
The performance itself turns out to be a bomb. The audience laughs while Chiaki tries to do his best. Chiaki thinks back to his first practice with the S Orchestra and his teacher Franz Strezemann (Naoto Takenaka).
Nodame attempts to comfort Chiaki after the performance, with Nodame and Chiaki eventually deciding that they will make the next one a success. Chiaki holds an audition for new members in his orchestra, while Nodame takes care of the promotional activities.
Finally, the performance is set to begin. The concert hall is packed thanks to Nodame's efforts. Nodame is excited about the performance, but also has an uneasy feeling as well. Chiaki then takes the stage, holds his conducting baton in the air and ...

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Feb 26, 2012
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  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
The thing about Nodame Cantabile is the very different and creative way the story is told. It is a refreshing mix of comic book slap stick and lovely maturity with really solid and well written relationships underneath. I’ve never seen anything like it. Add to that the constant and beautiful music that is the focus of Nodame and Chiaki’s world.

This show and particularly the movie, are so much more than just read more your average drama. I have already reviewed the Jdrama Nodame Cantabile and I would only add one really important thing you should know. Nodame and Chiaki live in Paris and their journey is set in a much more adult world past college into apprenticeship and learning to become Pro. They have a new group of friends, harder challenges and also a deeper, more mature place in their relationship.

But trust me, it hasn’t lost all of its comic book slapstick and silliness. I think the way the writers made both Chiaki and Nodame grow up is very smart of them and cool for us viewers. This movie is a fun. Because Nodame is still sloppy and she still has all of her core craziness intact. Chiaki is still a stuffy, cranky commitment phobic but he is also still tender and kind of a sucker for Nodame. They have become in my mind eccentric because they are genius and geeky, not because they are comic manga characters with no depth. Again, the writers of this show/manga are smart.

Of course the cinematography is great. They are in Paris! Everything looks great, all the time. (Accept Nodame’s apartment.)

The music is a 10. It’s Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Revel and on and on.

If you haven’t watched the Nodame Series, you should give it a try but
I suggest definitely watching before you watch this movie. And when you do, you’ll think this movie is the best part of the series.
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May 8, 2011
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  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
While packed with the usual for Nodame series gags and comedy, the story gets somewhat more mature and you can really feel the strong emotions running underneath the surface. Ueno Juri is amazing as usual, and you really can see the development in Tamaki Hiroshi's conducting skills. The music is as beautiful as always, and it harmonizes wonderfully with the emotions of the characters.
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    aHnChang12 May 12, 2017

    hi,,, where can i download this movie? thanks a lot

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    Sheene Nov 25, 2014

    how can i watch this?? i can find the play button.. im new here

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    cumaviya May 13, 2014

    i want more stories..

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    GoEunChanDaddict Dec 30, 2013

    And this got me hooked up on classical Music kk.

    Great movie and the Drama as well. I tried watching the Anime after I saw it's actually a Live Action, but I dropped it, maybe I'll start again some time.

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    darkangel662008 Sep 8, 2013
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    THATCRAZYOTAKU Aug 6, 2013

    I've uploaded the Japanese version of the there any way we can remove the Korean version of the poster??

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    iamsarah Jun 15, 2013

    Do you have to watch the drama to see the movie?

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    reika Jun 1, 2013

    Why is the poster on this written in Korean?

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    dpcirizarry123 May 21, 2013

    This is a great part 1 to the finale of the drama. I just love this couple's story & I am so sad its finished. A MUST SEE!!!! I give it a 10


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    Dec 19, 2009
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    2 hr. 1 min.


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