If this blog would someday be discontinued I would of course announce it. Surprised by this, he stumbles and nearly knocks his dance partner to the floor. This quiet, buttoned-down man signs up for dancing lessons, which in Japanese culture is highly suspect. There are a few exceptions to this rule. Gere has the unfortunate effect of seeming like a playboy, bumping and grinding with Jennifer Lopez as a way of vicarious sexual release in the midst of a humdrum marriage.
Though he is able to catch her, he accidentally rips the skirt of her dress off. Its original Japanese title is Shall We Dansu? One night, while riding his commuter train home, Sugiyama spies a beautiful woman, Mai Kishikawa Tamiyo Kusakari , dancing in a window. Publicity poster for Shall We Dansu? When done well, the audience will follow the filmmakers down the path most traveled, as long as it's handled with intelligence, sensitivity, and grace. His secret thus becomes twofold: not only must he hide the lessons from his wife, he must also hide them from his friends and colleagues as it is considered embarrassing according to traditional to participate in Western. Entranced by her beauty, Sugiyama tracks the woman to her dance studio and signs up for ballroom dance lessons in hopes of reinvigorating his mundane existence.
The American remake itself inspired another foreign remake. Additionally, the subtitles include certain explanations of Japanese culture that are not in the original. A 2004 film, also called is an remake of the film. Surprised by this, he stumbles and nearly knocks his dance partner to the floor. Though distant from her, the classes increase his infatuation for Mai. He secretly starts taking dancing lessons to be near her, and then over time discovers how much he loves ballroom dancing.
Cast: , Tamiyo Kusakari, , , Yu Tokui, Hiromasa Taguchi, Reiko Kusamura, Director: Masayuko Suo Genres: Production Co: Miramax Distributors: Miramax Films Keywords: , , , , ,. Later, they learn that Tomio won the contest. To compare the misguided casting of middle-aged stud Gere with the subtle makes a fine starting point: the Japanese actor allows himself to look like a carefully controlled man trying to learn how to free himself through dance, doing the best he can, but showing his humanity through the strenuous effort, physically and emotionally. A 40-something accountant, Shohei Sugiyama Koji Yakusyo, the intense star of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Cure , has a high-paying job, a house in the suburbs, and a happy middle-class wife and child. Indeed, dancing rather than Mai, gives Sugiyama the meaning in life that he was looking for. One night, while coming home on the Tokyo Subway, he spots a beautiful woman with a melancholy expression looking out from a window in a dance studio.
It stars , , and. Miramax and Harvey Weinstein aren't known for their consistent sensitivity and grace, and their intelligence is clearly thrown into question when they remade Shall We Dance? Aoki, who is balding and mocked at work for his rigid ways, is revealed to be leading a secret life as a long-haired via a wig ballroom dancer. He works as an accountant for a firm in. His secret thus becomes twofold: not only must he hide the lessons from his wife, he must also hide them from his friends and colleagues as it is considered embarrassing according to traditional to participate in Western. Successful middle-aged accountant Shohei Sugiyama Koji Yakusho has a loving wife Hideko Hara and a beautiful daughter, but for some reason feels unfulfilled with his life.
Later, after being rebuffed by Mai, Sugiyama discovers to his surprise, that his passion for ballroom dance outweighs his infatuation with her. Japan Forum 14 1 : 63—75. A bored Japanese accountant sees a beautiful woman in the window of a ballroom dance studio. If you would like to , please visit the , where you can join the project, participate in , and see. Later, they learn that Tomio won the contest. Sugiyama's life changes once his classes begin.
At home, Sugiyama's wife tries to understand her husband's new passion by asking him to teach her to dance as well. The movie became actor Koji Yakusho's 13 Assassins , Cure major breakthrough, and that's great because he's one of my favorite Japanese actors. Shohei Sugiyama is a successful , with a house in the suburbs, a devoted wife, Masako, Hideko Hara and a teenage daughter, Chikage Ayano Nakamura. . Sugiyama becomes infatuated with her and decides to take lessons in order to get to know her better. Miramax snatched up the rights and had a pretty successful independent hit on their hands; a movie that easily moves towards its inevitable points of crisis between husband and wife, most acutely and happy ending resolution.
It also offers terribly obvious but endearing subplots about the overweight dancer who finds dignity and grace; and the mild-mannered accountant who turns into a hot Latin lover on the dance floor. This is Mai, a well-known figure on the Western ballroom dance circuit. It became such a big deal that it inspired a huge dance craze all over Japan, A delightful movie that will without a doubt lift you off your feet. When Tomio is ridiculed at work after his colleagues read of his success in the newspaper, Sugiyama stands up and tells them not to make fun of something they don't understand. As much as anything else, it's about the healing powers and poetry of simple.
It was marketed in the United States as Shall We Dance. Though he is able to catch her, he accidentally rips the skirt of her dress off. He further discovers that one of his colleagues from work Tomio Aoki is a regular at the dance studio. Aoki, who is bald and picked on at work for his rigid ways, is revealed to be leading a secret life as a long-haired via a wig ballroom dancer. I'm always trying to find new films to watch and almost always have a queue of films to see, while also being busy with other stuff. His wife, meanwhile, has hired a private detective to find out why he has started coming home late smelling of perfume.
No drug content is present. He also meets Toyoko Takahashi , another instructor. Though distant from her, the classes increase his infatuation for Mai. Sugiyama becomes infatuated with her and decides to take lessons in order to get to know her better. The gave it the award for Best Foreign Language Film. Meanwhile, along with his classmates, Sugiyama enters an amateur competition — only to find out that his wife, having finally learned the truth from the detective who has now become a devoted fan of ballroom dancing is in the audience.