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Shall We Dance? ()

Shall we dansu? (original title)
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A successful but unhappy Japanese accountant finds the missing passion in his life when he begins to secretly take ballroom dance lessons.

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Shohei Sugiyama (as Koji Yakusho)
Tamiyo Kusakari ...
Mai Kishikawa
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Tomio Aoki
Eri Watanabe ...
Toyoko Takahashi (as Eriko Watanabe)
Yu Tokui ...
Tokichi Hattori
Hiromasa Taguchi ...
Masahiro Tanaka
Reiko Kusamura ...
Tamako Tamura (as Raiko Kusamura)
Hideko Hara ...
Masako Sugiyama
Hiroshi Miyasaka ...
Macho
Kunihiko Ida ...
Teiji Kaneko
Amie Toujou ...
Hisako Honda
Ayano Nakamura ...
Chikage Sugiyama
Katsunari Mineno ...
Keiri-kachô
Tomiko Ishii ...
Haruko Haraguchi
Maki Kawamura ...
Eiko Miyoshi
Takako Matsuzaka ...
Fusako Fukube
Kôichi Ueda ...
Torakichi Kumada
Mari Nishino ...
Wakako Takahashi
Shûichirô Moriyama ...
Ryo Kishikawa (as Shuichiro Moriyama)
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Keiko Kishikawa
Robert Hoffman ...
Tomodachi
Nanea Hoffman ...
Tomodachi
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Dancer (as Angelique Roehm)
Paradise Yamamoto ...
Band Leader
Hidekazu Tanaka ...
Tokihiko Okada
Yôko Tanaka ...
Yoko Kishikawa
Gorô Kataoka ...
Jo Blues
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Sugiura - the Floor Manager
Yûdai Ishiyama ...
Hama the Jitterbug
Hirotarô Honda ...
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Hiromasa Kimoto
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Natsuko
Akira Emoto ...
Toru Miwa
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Kiichiro Kawauchi
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Farewell Party Participant Dancer

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Masayuki Suô ... (as Masayuki Suo)

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Masayuki Suô ... (written by) (as Masayuki Suo)

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Yoichi Arishige ... associate producer
Kazuhiro Igarashi ... executive producer
Tetsuya Ikeda ... executive producer
Hiroyuki Kato ... executive producer (as Hiroyukik Kato)
Shôji Masui ... producer (as Shoji Masui)
Shigeo Minakami ... assistant producer
Yûji Ogata ... producer (as Yuji Ogata)
Shigeru Ohno ... executive producer (as Shigeru Ono)
Yasuyoshi Tokuma ... executive producer
Seiji Urushido ... executive producer

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Yoshikazu Suo

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Naoki Kayano ... director of photography

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Jun'ichi Kikuchi ... (as Junichi Kikuchi)

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David Hamme ... assistant colorist
Bruce Kitzmeyer ... conforming editor

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Tetsu Maeda

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Kyôko Heya

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Yoshihito Akatsuka

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Mikiko Hayama ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Yoshino Sasaki ... production manager
Masamitsu Washizu ... production supervisor

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Hideaki Satô ... assistant director
Gen Yamakawa ... assistant director

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Dina Morrone ... group adr: english version
Kiyoshi Yoneyama ... sound editor / sound mixer

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Tatsuya Osada ... lighting director

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Christopher Gambale ... assistant to harvey weinstein
Howard Smith ... operator: remote head
Toshihisa Watai ... production coordinator
Toshio Watari ... choreographer

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Plot Summary

Shohei Sugiyama has attained all that he has wanted in life. But he is still depressed and unhappy. One day, he gathers up the courage to sign up for dancing lessons. He hopes they will rid his depression and help him get his life back together. Written by Robert Krzanowski

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Taglines He's an overworked accountant. She's an accomplished dancer. Passion is about to find two unlikely partners. See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Shall We ダンス? (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Shall We Dance? (United States)
  • Shall We Dance? (World-wide, English title)
  • Shall We Dance? (Canada, English title)
  • Shall We Dance? (United Kingdom)
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Runtime
  • 136 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In the first scene, a man's shoe in close-up plunges into a black pool in the street. This symbolizes the world renowned Ballroom Dancing Competition in Blackpool, England, referenced later in the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Contact/This World, Then the Fireworks/A Simple Wish/4 Little Girls/The Big Sleep/Shall We Dance? (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Shall We Dance See more »
Quotes Shohei Sugiyama: At my age, it's embarrassing to say so, but every day I feel so alive.
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