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Suwingu gâruzu (2004)

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.

Director:

Shinobu Yaguchi

Writers:

Shinobu Yaguchi, Junko Yaguchi (contributing writer)
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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 Yukari Toyoshima ... Naomi Tanaka (Drums)
Kana Sekine Kana Sekine ... Hiromi Watanabe
Asuka Asuka ... Chika Kubo
Fumiko Mizuta Fumiko Mizuta ... Yuka Yamamoto (Bass)
Chiyo Nakamura Chiyo Nakamura ... Emiko Okamura
Masae Nemoto Masae Nemoto ... Akemi Otsu
Madoka Matsuda Madoka Matsuda ... Yumiko Shimizu
Mutsumi Kanazaki Mutsumi Kanazaki ... Rie Ishikawa
Nagisa Abe Nagisa Abe ... Reiko Shimoda (Trumpet)
Misa Nagashima Misa Nagashima ... Misato Miyazaki
Eri Maehara 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

Taglines:

Girls meet Jazz!!!

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Music

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

11 September 2004 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Swing Girls See more »

Filming Locations:

Yamagata, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 500,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the actresses had never played an instrument before. They took intensive music lesson at Yamaha Music School for several months before the shooting began. 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.
Nakamura, Yuta: How far can we pick?
Sekiguchi, Kaori: How far?
Nakamura, Yuta: Don't these woods belong to your grandpa?
Sekiguchi, Kaori: No, they belong to my mother's friend's cousin's grandpa.
Nakamura, Yuta: So this grandpa isn't your grandpa?
Tanaka, Naomi: Japanese language can be so vague.
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Crazy Credits

During the closing credits, the characters from the movie lip-sync along with "Love" by Nat King Cole. See more »

Soundtracks

L. O. V. E.
Written by Bert Kaempfert and Milton Gabler
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole
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An enjoyable feel good movie.
5 April 2005 | by AvelynSee all my reviews

I was somewhat pessimistic about how this movie might be, but I was pleasantly surprised. The cast had great chemistry and the overall story was really good. The director for this film also directed "Shall We Dance?" and "Waterboys". I happen to be a musician and thought that the way they produced this film was very professional and believable for the most part(sometimes the girls were actually playing, but when they aren't they do an excellent job of acting like they are). You don't have to be a musician to enjoy this film, this film had memorable characters, comedic moments, and was an overall good experience. I would say give it a try, you might be glad you did.


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