The popular music group EXILE will appear in their first documentary film, titled “EXILE PRIDE.” The movie is set for a limited theatrical run, starting on February 5.
“EXILE PRIDE” takes a behind-the-scenes look at the group, especially its leader HIRO. As HIRO explained, the group hopes that the movie can express their “thoughts” and “beliefs” that they can’t express through their works and live performances. The documentary will start with their activities around March 2009, when they merged with J Soul Brothers and became a 14-member group.
The movie is being directed by Koichi Makino, who is also handling composition, cinematography, and editing. To capture everything, Makino even accompanied HIRO on the performer’s overseas trips to places such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Hawaii.
EXILE had a big year in 2010, including a stadium tour that drew an estimated 1.1 million people and their third consecutive win at the Japan Record Awards. They recently announced five major projects for 2011, not including this movie.