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Lost in Translation (2003)  link to Lost in Translation on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 188

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IMDb Rating:
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7.8/10 (327089 votes)

Country: USA, 1h 41min

Spoken Languages: English, German, French, Japanese

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Sofia Coppola

Cast: Scarlett Johansson (as Charlotte), Bill Murray (as Bob Harris), Catherine Lambert (as Jazz Singer), François du Bois (as Sausalito Piano), Gregory Pekar (as American Businessman #1)

Medium: Original DVD,

Storyline: Middle-aged American movie star Bob Harris is in Tokyo to film a personal endorsement Suntory whiskey ad solely for the Japanese market. He is past his movie star prime, but his name and image still have enough cachet for him to have gotten this lucrative $2 million job. He has an unsatisfying home life where his wife Lydia follows him wherever he goes - in the form of messages and faxes - for him to deal with the minutiae of their everyday lives, while she stays at home to look after their kids. Staying at the same upscale hotel is fellow American, twenty-something recent Yale Philosophy graduate Charlotte, her husband John, an entertainment still photographer, who is on assignment in Japan. As such, she is largely left to her own devices in the city, especially when his job takes him out of Tokyo. Both Bob and Charlotte are feeling lost by their current situations, which are not helped by the cultural barriers they feel in Tokyo, those cultural barriers extending far beyond just not...

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Aspect ratio: 1.85:1