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Elegantly told by director Masayuki Suo and warmly performed, Shall We Dance? is a delightful celebration of stepping out of one's comfort zone and cutting a rug. Read critic reviews

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Successful middle-aged accountant Shohei Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho) has a loving wife (Hideko Hara) and a beautiful daughter, but for some reason feels unfulfilled with his life. One night, while riding his commuter train home, Sugiyama spies a beautiful woman, Mai Kishikawa (Tamiyo Kusakari), dancing in a window. Entranced by her beauty, Sugiyama tracks the woman to her dance studio and signs up for ballroom dance lessons in hopes of reinvigorating his mundane existence.

Cast & Crew

Koji Yakusho
Shohei Sugiyama
Tamiyo Kusakari
Mai Kishikawa
Eriko Watanabe
Toyoko Takahashi
Yu Tokui
Tokichi Hattori
Hiromasa Taguchi
Masahiro Tanaka
Reiko Kusamura
Tamako Tamura
Hideko Hara
Masako Sugiyama
Syuichiro Moriyama
Ryo Kishikawa
Masayuko Suo
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Masayuko Suo
Writer (Screenplay)
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Critic Reviews for Shall We Dance?

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Audience Reviews for Shall We Dance?

  • Jan 01, 2011
    I actually like the Richard Gere version better.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2010
    very good movie was surpised Blackpool was in the movie because i'm from there wasn't expecting in a Japanese movie lol
    Paul A Super Reviewer
  • Mar 22, 2008
    Once again, stick to this Japanese original. It blows the remake away.
    Anthony V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 08, 2007
    Light comedy done the right way.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer

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