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Japanese Story (2004)

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4.5 out of 10 Brilliant film
Melinda from Cavan, 21 Aug 2009
As an Australian maybe I am a bit biased about Australian movies, but this one is truly wonderful. Toni Collette is incredible and the guy who plays the Japanese visitor is also very good. It's sort of a road movie in a way, but actually this is a film which sort of defies being pigeonholed. Watching the two lead characters move from open hostility to an intimate relationship is fascinating and depicted with a lot more depth than it would be in a more mainstream film. The supporting characters a
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4 out of 10 A piece of class
Denise from Sligo, 26 Jul 2011
One of those films that makes me glad I strayed off the usual choices and into 'world cinema'... really great acting, atmospheric music, fab scenery and a good story.....
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This romantic drama stars Toni Collette as Sandy, a high-strung Australian geologist assigned to escort Japanese businessman Hirotmitsu (Gotaro Tsunashima) on a tour through the outback. Ostensibly he's there to visit the various mines his company co-owns, but his real motives are mysterious and soon he is urging her to drive deep into the middle of the Pilabra Desert. A mutual dislike for one another, enhanced by vast cultural differences keep them at arm's length at first,...

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