Shall We Dance?

Shall We Dance?

  • Director: Masayuki Suô
  • Countries of origin: Japan
  • Language: Japanese
  • Release date: July 11, 1997
  • Sound mix: Dolby SR
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Aşka Davet
  • "Shall we ダンス?" is a 136-minute romance film produced by Altamira Pictures. The film was directed by Masayuki Suo, starring Koji Yakusho , Tamiyo Kusakari , and Naoto Takenaka , and was released in Japan on January 27, 1996.
    The film mainly tells the story of the protagonist Masahira Sugiyama changing his attitude towards life through learning social dance and getting out of the middle-aged crisis. 


    • Release date July 11, 1997
    • Filming locations Blackpool, Lancashire, England, UK
    • Production companies Daiei Studios, Nippon Television Network (NTV), Hakuhodo

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    • By Ransom 2022-04-22 07:01:48

      art would vanquish appetite? hope so

      I was recommended to watch this movie a few years ago and I didn't care. Now I like dancing and then watch Shall we ダンス Trying to find the possibility of art and life

      fusion Ego is really jumping to the point of sweating, exhausting, forgetting to eat dinner, but also full of energy

      , a girl who dances together, a little girl with a raised butt, a dark skin, a loose t-shirt and sweatpants while dancing, very healthy and lively, hip-hop, Indian dance I have learned every step...

    • By Ike 2022-04-22 07:01:48

      With music, dance and dance, not dull

      I knew about this film for a long time, but I watched a lot of Japanese movies, and I always felt a little fear in my heart. I was afraid that it was too literary, too sad, and I still cared about being rigid.
          However, from the beginning, unexpectedly indulged in the ordinary rhythm of the film. It seems to be the story of the neighbor's house, and there is a common cause, and I don't realize that "life should be like this".
         Naoto Takenaka's exaggerated performance earlier made...

    • By Kiarra 2022-04-22 07:01:48

      dance instructor

      Some people say that the more personal, the more everyone's. Not to mention the gossip and secrets that are popular in the streets and the paparazzi detectives who peek at people's privacy, as far as we are concerned, in this information age, everything can be shared, and it is completely voluntary, and personal privacy can be Say it generously, and you don't have to worry at all, because everyone thinks they are safe, and everyone is publishing anonymously. At the same time, everyone expresses...

    • By Erich 2022-04-22 07:01:48

      You, can you dance freely in your life?

      Taking advantage of the long vacation, I can be unscrupulous and unconscious every day, and stay up late to watch "Talking about Love and Dancing" (Actually, I prefer the literal translation of the title shall we dance). A very stylish film with a unique perspective and interpretation of ballroom dancing. The film tells the story of a middle-aged company employee, Sugiyama, who takes the subway every day after get off work. When the subway passes a certain station, he can see a dance studio....

    • By Electa 2022-04-22 07:01:48

      a step far

      "...I got married at the age of 28, had a child at the age of 30, and bought a house at the age of 40..." Our story begins in this seemingly peaceful middle age.
          What kind of man is that? He was born in the wave of the post-war baby boom. He received a good education at an early age, and when the teenagers invaded the popularity of fast food, until he was over the age of confusion, as the middle management of the company, The end result is a corporate human that is content with...

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    • By Caden 2022-03-28 09:01:11

      Life, marriage,...

    • By Marietta 2022-03-28 09:01:11

      This type of film is flat and thrilling, forbidding and tender, difficult to write and difficult to shoot, because it is difficult to master the temperature before boiling, but you must learn to write this...

    • By Wilbert 2022-03-28 09:01:11

      Dance has become the salvation of middle-aged men's dull life, or is it lustful? What's not moving enough about the movie is probably the forcible obsession with "success" and "meaning", and the style tearing caused by highlighting the "caricature" moments in the seemingly gentle and everyday narrative. At the same time that the characters of Koji Kosho are full of personalities, the characters who play with them all fall into the rut of stylization. Teacher Wu's body is professional and...

    • By Roselyn 2022-03-27 09:01:19

      He's always good at midlife...

    • By Miles 2022-03-27 09:01:19

      Yakusho Koji is indeed a typical representative of a wretched uncle~ Naoto Takenaka is definitely a bright...

    Movie plot

    The middle-aged man Masahira Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho) is an ordinary office worker. He works hard and has a successful career, but he finds that his 9 to 5 life is empty and boring. One day after get off work, the tired Sugiyama accidentally saw the opposite side of the station through the window of the car. Next to the window of a building with the words "Kishikawa Dance School", there was the figure of a beautiful woman. Seeing the...
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    "Shall we ダンス?" is a warm comedy film. It focuses on the middle-aged crisis in Japanese society, and through the story of the protagonist who accidentally enters the gate of school dance, it is humorous and witty to show that it is ordinary and monotonous. The truth is that it is not difficult to inject vitality into life. (Timeline Review   )
    The film is cautiously optimistic: within the established framework of life, you can still...
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    Movie quotes

    • Mai Kishikawa: This may sound rude, but I hope you don't join the class with me as your goal.

    • Mai Kishikawa: A weak first step transmits nothing.

    • Tamako Tamura: Dance is more than the steps. Feel the music and dance for sheer joy.