Shall We Dance? Movie Review 1996

Information and Film Reviews for Shall We Dance? the Movie

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A timid Japanese businessman (Yakusyo) is lured to ballroom dancing when he glimpses a beautiful, sad-eyed teacher (Kusakari) through a window. As much commentary on controlled Japanese society as a spirited discovery of learning to live and dance. Well-drawn, quirky characters and good humor amid the observant social commentary should put this one at the top of the anyone's foreign film dance card. In Japanese with subtitles.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS
Running time 118 minutes.
Originally from Japanese.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Dance Fever, Japan
Screenplay
Masayuki Suo
Cast
Koji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Akira (Tsukamoto) Emoto, Eriko Watanabe, Yu Tokui, Hiromasa Taguchi, Reiko Kusamura
Cinematography
Naoke Kayano
Director
Masayuki Suo
Music
Yoshikazu Suo
Producer
Miramax Films

Awards

Natl. Bd. of Review 1997: Foreign Film; Broadcast Film Critics 1997: Foreign Film.

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