Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lost in Translation

Sofia Coppola: Lost in Translation (2003) with Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray.

Revisited: Lost in Translation.

The film of the month at Cinema Orion, selected by the film director Aku Louhimies, was Lost in Translation. The cinema was packed for Sofia Coppola's witty and original study in modern alienation. In his introduction Aku, soon about to visit Tokyo, told that some of his Japanese friends find the film cliché-ridden and patronizing, but others find quite accurate observations in it.

I have visited Tokyo only once, and I think that Lost in Translation tells much about its American characters and hardly anything about the Japanese.

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