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Swing Girls (2004)
"Suwingu gâruzu" (original title)

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A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juri Ueno ...
Tomoko Suzuki (Tenor Sax)
Yûta Hiraoka ...
Takuo Nakamura (Piano)
Shihori Kanjiya ...
Yoshie Saito (Trumpet)
Yuika Motokariya ...
Kaori Sekiguchi (Trombone)
Yukari Toyoshima ...
Naomi Tanaka (Drums)
Kana Sekine ...
Hiromi Watanabe
Asuka ...
Chika Kubo
Fumiko Mizuta ...
Yuka Yamamoto (Bass)
Chiyo Nakamura ...
Emiko Okamura
Masae Nemoto ...
Akemi Otsu
Madoka Matsuda ...
Yumiko Shimizu
Mutsumi Kanazaki ...
Rie Ishikawa
Nagisa Abe ...
Reiko Shimoda (Trumpet)
Misa Nagashima ...
Misato Miyazaki
Eri Maehara ...
Kayo Yoshida
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Storyline

A tale of delinquent and lazy school girls. In their efforts to cut remedial summer math class, they end up poisoning and replacing the schools brass band.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Girls meet Jazz!!!

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Drama | Comedy | Music

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Release Date:

11 September 2004 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Swing Girls  »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 500,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$111,382 (Hong Kong) (2 September 2005)

Gross:

$293,268 (Hong Kong) (23 September 2005)
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All the music scores in the movie were actually performed by the actor and actresses themselves. They were not dubbed. See more »

Quotes

Nakamura, Yuta: [after being told by Sekiguchi that she used to collect matsutake mushrooms in grandpa's woods] Amazing, does your family own this whole forest?
Sekiguchi, Kaori: Nope.
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Crazy Credits

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What a Wonderful World
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love the swing!
19 June 2006 | by (Graz, Austria) – See all my reviews

what a fun! I was totally surprised by this film; at first i had the prejudice that the whole thing could turn out like a hysterical teenage comedy but it didn't, luckily.

The light hearted feeling in this film was so comfortable. It is just like as someone already wrote in the comments. This film really does complement the, in movies or animes often seen, generalized or sometimes sexist image of Japanese school girls. The soundtrack, beside the jazz music, was also excellent, though it was the common "japanese-drama" background-music (accoustic guitar and stuff). The Jazz music covers solely standards and wasn't very artistically played but it was, combined with this movie, awesome! The acting was also very nice, however there were some awkward moments when the acting felt a little bit exaggerated. But that's fine with me, considering that many of the cast debuted with this film.

This could have been a reason to give this film a 8/10 but the funky finale made a 9/10 out of it. ;)


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