Shall We Dance

Director:   Masayuki Suo
Year:   1997
Language:   Japanese
Time:   118 minutes

A seemingly typical middle-aged Japanese salary man begins lessons at a dance studio after seeing a pensive woman in the studio window from his commuter train. He does not tell his wife or family. Learning basic ballroom dance steps, he gradually comes out of his repressed state and life takes on a buoyancy and sense of joy. Complications ensue when his wife notices his changing spirit and seeks the cause.

Rated PG.

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