Tokyo seems to be the place for confused foreigners. I can't even begin to count the number of people I've known who weren't sure what they wanted to do with their lives, so they went to Tokyo, or neighboring Japanese cities, to teach English for a while. I'm not quite sure why the foreign city has gotten the rep of "city where you can figure out your life," especially since every person that I've seen return was still confused, but maybe this next flick will help.

Variety reports that Veit Helmer, who recently wrote and directed the comedy Absurdistan (which premiered at Sundance), is gearing up for a new movie called Stranger in Tokyo. After Helmer was selected as a filmmaker award finalist for his last film, Japan's NHK invited him to direct the documentary, which will focus on "the lives and careers of foreigners living in Tokyo."

If this is anything like his last project, this should be a fun doc. See, Absurdistan is "the whimsical story of a village where the local women resort to going on a sex strike to force their work-averse men to repair the aging and dilapidated underground water system." Considering all the crazy Tokyo panty stories I've heard, this sounds like a good fit.