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Dance with Me (2019)

Dansu wizu mî (original title)
Suzuki Shizuka is an office lady at a conglomerate who is treated by a hypnotist and left under the spell. Thereafter she cannot but sing and dance whenever she hears any melody whatsoever.... See full summary »

Director:

Shinobu Yaguchi

Writers:

Junko Yaguchi (contributing writer), Shinobu Yaguchi
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Credited cast:
Ayaka Miyoshi ... Shizuka Suzuki
Yû Yashiro Yû Yashiro ... Chie Saitô
Chay Chay ... Yôko Yamamoto
Takahiro Miura ... Ryôsuke Murakami
Tsuyoshi Muro ... Yoshio Watanabe
Akira Takarada Akira Takarada ... Martin Ueda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rio Akisada Rio Akisada
Masaru Aoyama Masaru Aoyama
Sakiko Bokumoto Sakiko Bokumoto
Shizuka Fujimoto Shizuka Fujimoto
Motoki Fukami Motoki Fukami
Takenori Gotô Takenori Gotô
Kenta Hamano Kenta Hamano
Miki Hayashida Miki Hayashida ... (voice)
Yûya Igarashi Yûya Igarashi
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Suzuki Shizuka is an office lady at a conglomerate who is treated by a hypnotist and left under the spell. Thereafter she cannot but sing and dance whenever she hears any melody whatsoever. No matter the source, length or quality she is composed to dance along. Shizuka heads back to the hypnotist for relief, but he is nowhere to be found when he is needed the most. Written by aghaemi

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The film was part of the line-up at the Toronto Japanese Film Festival in Toronto, Canada in 2019. See more »

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Tonight (Hoshi no Furu Yoru ni)
Written by Kumiko Yamashita, Tomoyasu Hotei
Performed by Ayaka Miyoshi, Yû Yashiro, Akira Takarada
Courtesy of Warner Music Japan INC.
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Frothy, Delightful Fun
22 July 2019 | by alisonc-1See all my reviews

Shizuka (Ayaka Miyoshi) works at a large finance company and might be about to get a big break there, but her sister asks her to babysit for her at just the wrong time. Finally finishing an assignment, she takes her niece to a carnival, where she is inadvertently hypnotized - whenever she hears music, she must immediately burst into song herself, and dance too! Having never cared for musicals, suddenly she is a musical star, as far as she knows - but the people around her just see an increasingly touched young lady jumping on tables and pulling down chandeliers. To save her job, and her reputation, she must find the fellow who hypnotized her, but he is touring the provinces, necessitating a road trip....

This is an absolutely delightful film, both a highly choreographed and staged musical and a spoof of musicals at the same time; light, frothy, with a minimum of plot (finding the old hypnotizer who is also being hunted by loan sharks, having Shizuka meet another woman conned by the old man whom she first dislikes, then needs and finally becomes best friends with) and a maximum of moments when she bursts into song. Definitely nothing that will make you question the deeper meaning of life or the human condition; just a whole lot of fun and catchy tunes too!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

16 August 2019 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Can't Stop Dancing See more »

Filming Locations:

2 Aomi, Koto, Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$959,785
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