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205 Ratings

Shall We Dance?

Shall we dansu?

Directed by Masayuki Suo
Japan, 1996
Comedy, Romance, Drama


Shohei Sugiyama (Koji Yakusho) is a typically strait-laced Japanese businessmen who, passing by in his commuter train one day, glimpses a beautiful young woman, Mai (real-life ballerina Tamiyo Kusakari) through the window of a dance school.

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Shall We Dance? Directed by Masayuki Suo

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1997 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1997 | 2nd place: Best Foreign Language Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

1997 | 2nd place: Best Foreign Film

London Critics Circle Film Awards

1999 | Winner: Foreign Language Film of the Year

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