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Amateur Singing Contest (1999)

Nodo jiman (original title)
"Some people laugh, and some people cry, until their grand occasion to make their first appearance on stage." Out of 4,000 applicants, only 250 will make it to the preliminary round, out of... See full summary »

Director:

Kazuyuki Izutsu

Writers:

Teruo Abe (screenplay), Kazuyuki Izutsu (screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shigeru Muroi Shigeru Muroi ... Akagi, Reiko (Fujimoto, Suzuko)
Kôhei Ôtomo Kôhei Ôtomo ... Keisuke Araki
Isao Bitô Isao Bitô ... Sugai
Ayumi Itô ... Takahashi, Rika
Miyuki Matsuda ... Miyoko Araki, wife of Araki
Naoto Takenaka ... Kondo, Taxi Driver
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yôjin Hino Yôjin Hino ... A friend of Keisuke's
Akio Jô Akio Jô
Noboru Kawakami Noboru Kawakami
Hôka Kinoshita Hôka Kinoshita
Kazuo Kitamura Kazuo Kitamura ... Kôtarô
Lily Lily
Hajime Tsukumo Hajime Tsukumo
Tasuku Unô Tasuku Unô
Tôru Yuri Tôru Yuri ... Priest (as Yuritoru)
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Storyline

"Some people laugh, and some people cry, until their grand occasion to make their first appearance on stage." Out of 4,000 applicants, only 250 will make it to the preliminary round, out of which just 20 will be chosen for the Sunday final. The famous TV singing contenst, "Nodo-Jiman", is coming to town! Enka singer Reiko Akagi enters the contest despite objections from her manager. Aspiring mobile yakitori shopowner Keisuke finds that his license examination clashes with the preliminary round. Schoolgirl Rika Takahashi is caught between her worried mother and her rebellious sister. "Nodo-Jiman" brings these colorful people together in a heartwarming way. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Genres:

Comedy | Music

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 January 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Amateur Singing Contest See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$279
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cine Qua Non Films See more »
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Color
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