Thursday, April 09, 1998

Shall We Dansu?

100691 / G / JP / 1995 / Suo, Masayuki / / dance
Shall We Dansu? / Shall We Dance? © Daiei; Altamira Pictures. D+SC: Masayuki Suo. CAST: Koji Yakusho (Syohei Sugiyama), Tamiyo Kusakari (Mai Kishikawa), Naoto Takenaka (Tamio Aoki). 112’. Japanese registration number: 114594. Finnish / Swedish subtitles by Tarja Sahlsten / Ditte Kronström. DIST: Buena Vista International Finland. Viewed in Helsinki, VET, Thursday 9 April 1998. *** The original version is supposedly 135’. The print viewed was the Miramax international release version. - ”Ballroom dancing is regarded with great suspicion in a country where couples don’t go out hand in hand or say ‘I Love You’”. The stressed salaryman starts to indulge in a secret vice: taking dancing lessons. His wife gets so suspicious she even hires a detective. It’s a film about breaking loose from routine, but it’s also a great dance film.

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