Japanese Story (2003)

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Against the background of an Australian desert, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. ... See full summary »


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  • Toni Collette and Gotaro Tsunashima in Japanese Story (2003)
  • Toni Collette and Gotaro Tsunashima in Japanese Story (2003)
  • Toni Collette and Gotaro Tsunashima in Japanese Story (2003)
  • Toni Collette and Gotaro Tsunashima in Japanese Story (2003)

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12 May 2004 | =G=
8
| The less you know about this film, the better.
It would be impossible to say anything substantially meaningful about "Japanese Story" without spoiling the film for those who have not seen it. Suffice it to say, it's set in Australia and works with a an Aussie woman (Colette) and a Japanese man (Hiromitsu) to build slowly to an emotionally potent situation - a series of moments - and then lingers in the denouement allowing the audience to savor the emotions evoked. For some, those feelings may be nil. For others they may be powerful and overwhelming. Personally, I wept. Objectively, the film, about a woman by women, is well crafted and Colette's performance is outstanding. The film deserves high marks in all aspects from cinematography to music to casting, etc. However, when the closing credits roll, your experience will have been as unique as yourself. And whatever that experience is, it will be less if you know the outcome in advance. (B+)

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