Tohoku Movie Night: Swing Girls
Dir. Shinobu Yaguchi
2004, 105 min.
Japanese with English subtitles
After their carelessness causes the entire school band to get food poisoning, a group of delinquent girls is forced to learn to play instruments and take the band's place before the next performance. Can they get it together in time for their big show? A spirited underdog comedy set and filmed in lovely Yamagata prefecture. This hit film won 6 2006 Japanese Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Most Popular Film.
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