Japan Academy Award Winner - Best Picture.
|Based on a true story, Hula Girls is a heartwarming comedy about coal miners' daughters who took a once-in-a-lifetime chance to escape their monotonous lives only to become unwitting heroes to their depressed mining town as well as the whole of Japan.|
"Sweet-natured, formulaic and ripe for an American remake. Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide
Editor's NoteSet in 1965 Japan, HULA GIRLS tells the story of an ordinary coal miner's daughter-turned hula dancer extraordinaire. With oil quickly replacing coal and mining towns struggling to survive, someone's idea for turning the Japanese town into a Hawaiian village seems farfetched at best. But with the courage and hula skills of one young girl, people start to wonder whether perhaps this is the answer after all.
Cast & Crew
|Daisuke Habara - Writer|
|Hideo Yamamoto - Cinematographer|
|Hitomi Ishihara - Producer|
|Jake Shimabukuro - Original Music By|
|Sang-il Lee - Director|
|Sang-il Lee - Writer|
|Tsuyoshi Imai - Editor|
|Yohei Taneda - Production Designer|
|Yoshiaki Hosono - Executive Producer|