Hula Girls (2007)

Hula Girls
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Comedy, Foreign, Period, Historical
Keywords 1960s, dance
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Yasuko Matsuyuki Actor Madoka Hirayama 1 1000001
Etsushi Toyokawa Actor Yojiro 1 1000002
Yu Aoi Actor Kimiko Tanikawa 1 1000003
Shizuyo Yamazaki Actor Sayuri 1 1000004
Ittoku Kishibe Actor Yoshimoto 1 1000005
Sumiko Fuji Actor Chiyo 1 1000006
Eri Tokunaga Actor n/a 1 1000007
Lee Sang-il Director n/a 2 2000001
Hitomi Ishihara Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lee Bong-ou Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Hiroshi Kawai Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Yoshiaki Hosono Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Lee Sang-il Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Daisuke Habara Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Taiichi Sugiyama Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Hideo Yamamoto Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tsuyoshi Imai Editor n/a 172 7000001
Jake Shimabakuro Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Yohei Taneda Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Mitsugu Shiratori Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Kaleinani Hayakawa Choreographer n/a 120803 17000001
Synopsis
It is 1965 and in Japan, the country has started to shift from coal to oil. One by one the old mining towns begin their long slow decline, but for one small town way up north, one man's vision is to build Japan's first Hawaiian Village as a way to save the town. But what's a Hawaiian Village without a troupe of Hula dancers? The only problem is that no one knows how to do the dance, or even knows what the Hula is! The skepticism and conservatism of the locals is gradually overcome as their daughters fall under the spell of one talented and determined dance instructor from the big city of Tokyo. The coal miners' daughters take a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape their monotonous lives and become unwitting heroes to their depressed mining town as well as the whole of Japan.