Japanese Story Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for Japanese Story the Movie

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Headstrong Sandy (Collette) is a geologist by trade and part owner of a software firm who is obliged to entertain a potential client, Hiromitsu (Tsunashima), an uptight Japanese businessman looking to experience the Australian landscape. Despite her objections he insists that they drive into the desert where they end up stranded for a night amid the harsh elements. Their struggle to endure brings them closer but their eventual affair (he's married) is marred by a dramatic plot twist midstream that shakes Sandy to her core. Gorgeous scenery provides a striking backdrop for Brooks' passionate piece while Collette displays great depth as a woman challenged by a gamut of emotions.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 105 minutes.
Originally from Australian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Interracial Affairs, Down Under, Romantic Drama, Deserts
Screenplay
Alison Tilson
Cast
Toni Collette, Matthew Dyktynski, Lynette Curran, John Howard, Gotaro Tsunashima, Yukimo Tanaka, Kate Atkinson, Bill Young, George Shevtsov, Justine Clarke
Cinematography
Ian Baker
Director
Sue Brooks
Music
Elizabeth Drake
Other
Peter Grace, Jill Bilcock, Kelvin Sexton, Margot Wilson, Paddy Reardon
Producer
Sue Maslin, Gecko Films, Samuel Goldwyn Films

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