TAP: THE LAST SHOW

TAP -THE LAST SHOW-

By Yutaka MIZUTANI

TOEI COMPANY, LTD. - as SALES All rights, World

Musical - Completed 2017

Former tap dancer legend Shinjiro Watari, drags his leg and is addicted to alcohol everyday. The owner of the tap dance theater, Kiichiro Mouri, comes to his house and requests him to be a choreographer for the last show.

    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Musical, Drama
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 133 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yutaka MIZUTANI
    • Producer(s)
    • Hideaki ENDO (TV ASAHI CORPORATION), Atsuo KIKUCHI (TOEI COMNAPNY, LTD.)
    • Synopsis
    • Just a little further, just a little further, and he will take his audience somewhere they have never been before.
      Filled with anticipation over what awaits him, he ultimately takes a huge leap. When he opens his eyes, he is lying on the stage, wracked with intense pain in his left leg.
      18 years earlier, a mid-show accident caused a dancing prodigy to disappear from show business and the public eye.
      These days, Shinjiro Watari (Yutaka Mizutani) is little more than a drunken and disabled recluse.
      Then one day, he is visited by an old acquaintance, theater owner Kiichiro Mouri (Ittoku Kishibe), who tells him:
      “I want to put on one last show.”
      Mouri wants the gifted Watari to direct a magnificent final production at his theater before he shuts it down, but it is not an offer he can easily accept. His failure during that fateful show all those years ago still haunts him, and the memory of it has eaten away at him like a curse.
      Reluctantly, Watari begins attending auditions for up-and-coming dancers, who are each pursuing their own dreams. They are all risking everything to achieve their ambitions, as the curtain falls on the temple of tap dance that Watari and Mouri once brought into being.
      In the midst of all this, Watari’s attention is drawn to one dancer in particular: Makoto (Natsuo Shimizu), a young man who struggles to make a living but refuses to sacrifice his dedication to tap dance.
      The power of his sound and movement reminds Watari of his former self.
      “He could take the audience somewhere they’ve never been before.”
      Before Watari realizes it, something long dormant reawakens within him, and he begins to place his hopes and dreams in the young dancers who strive to realize “The Last Show”...
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