R | | Drama
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
After Lina Wertmüller for Seven Beauties (1975) and Jane Campion for The Piano (1993), Sofia Coppola was only the third woman to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. The only other women to be so nominated are Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker (2008) and Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird (2017). Bigelow is the only one of the five to have won the award.
Welcome to Tokyo.
Bob: Thank you very much.
Ms. Kawasaki: My name is Kawasaki. Nice to meet you.
Bob: I've heard of you. Thank you.
At the end of the closing credits, Hiromix (Hiromi Toshikawa), seen throughout most of the party sequence, waves to the camera.
English, Japanese, German, French
$167,255 (Poland) (22 February 2003)