A VOUS DE JOUER ! / Jeux de rôles

To Be or Not to Be

Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2018

Le Studio is a private cinema with 40 seats, located at Ginza Maison Hermès 10th floor.
The theme of 2018 selections are “A VOUS DE JOUER !”

To Be or Not to Be
1942 / US / 99min / Black and White / Blu-ray

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Edwin Justus Mayer
Cinematography: Rudolph Maté
Music: Werner R. Heymann
Cast: Carole Lombard, Jack Benny, Robert Stack, Felix Bressart, Lionel Atwill

Warsaw, Poland in 1939, on the eve of World War II. Josef and Maria Tura are stage actors, and Josef has a starring role in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, but while he is delivering the lengthy “To be or not to be…” sililoquy, Maria is off clandestinely meeting the handsome Lieutenant Sobinski, who has confessed his love for her. Soon, however, Germany invades Poland, and the Turas’ troupe turns their theater to another purpose: they disguise it as a Gestapo headquarters and put on an elaborate play to deceive the Nazis. Though made in the midst of World War II, the film brims with humor, playfulness and style, a brilliant comedy illuminated by Lubitsch’s uniquely sophisticated touch.

Screening schedule

Date:4/1, 4/7, 4/8, 4/14, 4/15, 4/21, 4/22, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30


11:00 / 14:00 / 17:00


Ginza Maison Hermès Le Studio (10F, 5-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan TEL: 03-3569-3300)


Reservation begins: March 11 (Sun) 11:00

※Children must be junior high school or older.
※Reservation starts three weeks before your desired date to one hour prior to the screening time.
※If there are seats available, visitors without reservations can enter on a first come, first served basis. Please come directly to the venue five minutes before the screening begins.