Wasabi (2001)

R   |    |  Action, Drama, Comedy

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A French cop gets 2 months leave for getting results too violently. His Japanese girlfriend, who vanished 19 years ago, has died and he flies Paris to Tokyo for her funeral and will full of surprises. The Yakuza meets his brutal ways.

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  • Jean Reno and Ryôko Hirosue in Wasabi (2001)
  • Jean Reno and Ryôko Hirosue in Wasabi (2001)
  • Michel Muller in Wasabi (2001)
  • Wasabi (2001)
  • Wasabi (2001)
  • Jean Reno and Ryôko Hirosue in Wasabi (2001)

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12 March 2004 | rancorsg1
Best French Movie in a while....
This movie is the best french language movie I have seen in a while. although the language, when watching in french without subtitles, is sometimes too fast to distinguish, the overall quality of the film loses none of its charm. It is an excellent portrayal of a man coming to grips with the fact that he does, in fact, have a family. There is, however, a generous amount of comedy along the way, and quite a bit of action, violence of a comedic nature more often then not. (Mall scene, golf ball scene...)

Interesting Fact: the actress who played Reno's (Hubert's) daughter actually speaks no french. she learned her lines as sounds, the words have no meaning to her.

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Ryoko Hirosue didn't know a word of French; she learned all of her lines phonetically.


Douanier 2: You do have a reputation, Mr. Fiorentini. Why are you here in Tokyo? Working?
Hubert Fiorentini: Vacation. But don't worry, I won't be long.
Maurice 'Momo': That's right. With him nothing takes long.


Shadow of equipment (presumably the camera) visible as camera pans forward in the club during the opening. Watch the floor.


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Performed by
Nadia Farès
Written by Nadia Farès & Paul Breslin (as P. Breslin)
Mixed by Steve Forward at Studio DIGITAL FACTORY
Assistant & prise de son: Jérôme Devoise
Arrangement et direction des cordes: Simon Cloquet
Programming: BAB
Fender Rhodes: Valmont (as VALMONT)
Bass: Michel "Alibass"
Guitar: Paul Breslin & Manu Vergeade
Percussions: Feed Back
Choeurs: Joniece Jamison (as Janiece Jamison) & Beckie Bell
Programming & sound design: Aiden & Dom T
Art director and executive producer: 'Jérome Lateur' / M9
©2001 Europa Corp. / Farwix Productions
Editions Fair Well


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