Dancing Mary


Nippon Cinema   ª 

Cult director SABU defies genre limits in his latest film and presents a highly entertaining mix of comedy, ghost story, and yakuza action. Civil servant Kenji is assigned the job of organizing the demolition of an old dance hall. No easy task, since it turns out to be a haunted house. Eventually, Kenji is supported by a young woman who is a medium and grants him access to the world of spirits. But when the local yakuza clan gets involved, things become even more complicated and Kenji has to fly to Taiwan to find the ghost he is looking for.

Mon., March 01, 2021

Wed., March 31, 2021

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Original with English subtitles

Territories: Germany


Japan 2019

105 minutes




About SABU

Hiroyuki TANAKA, better known as SABU, was born in Wakayama Prefecture in 1964. His directing debut D.A.N.G.A.N. RUNNER (1996) was shown at various international film festivals. Many awards and regular invitations to the Berlin International Film Festival followed, where he won the FIPRESCI Award in 2000 for MONDAY. Apart from working as a director, SABU is also active as an actor. Nippon Connection has already screened a number of his films, including HAPPINESS (2016 / NC ’17), JAM (2018 / NC ’19), and DANCING MARY (2019 / NC ’20).