Shall We Dance? 1996

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Shall We Dance? ★★★ Shall We Dansu? 1996

A timid Japanese businessman (Yakusyo) is lured to ballroom dancing when he glimpses a beautiful, sadeyed teacher (Kusakari) through a window. As much commentary on controlled Japanese society as a spirited discovery of learning to live and dance. Welldrawn, 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. 118m/C VHS, DVD . JP Koji Yakusho, Tamiyo Kusakari, Naoto Takenaka, Akira (Tsukamoto) Emoto, Eriko Watanabe, Yu Tokui, Hiromasa Taguchi, Reiko Kusamura; D: Masayuki Suo; W: Masayuki Suo; C: Naoke Kayano; M: Yoshikazu Suo. Natl. Bd. of Review '97: Foreign Film; Broadcast Film Critics '97: Foreign Film.