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R| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Sandy (Toni Collette), the co-owner of a software company, is responsible for making sure a Japanese businessman, Hiromitsu Tachibana (Gotaro Tsunashima), is taken care of while they try to work out a possible deal. A power play is immediately set into motion, with Hiromitsu treating Sandy as his subordinate and Sandy accepting it. Their relationship, however, grows much more complicated when they get stuck in the desert with only each other to count on.

Cast: Toni Collette , Gotaro Tsunashima , Matthew Dyktynski , Lynette Curran , Yumiko Tanaka , Kate Atkinson , John Howard , Bill Young

Director: Sue Brooks

Genres: Romance, Drama

Distributor: IDP Distribution, Samuel Goldwyn Company

Japanese Story (2003)

Release Date: May 19th, 2003|1 hr. 45 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Tsunashima is superb, and a never-better Collette (The Sixth Sense, About a Boy, The Hours) has a radiant intensity that hits you right in the heart. She burns this movie into your memory. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    To mildly respect Japanese Story is easy. To enjoy it would require an act of will. show more

  • 88
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Plays with cultural stereotypes, and upends them as well. The picture starts as one thing and turns, dramatically, movingly, into something else. show more

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