FILM

16 02 2012

Japanese Story

Directed by Sue Brooks, Japanese Story starred Tony Collette and Gotaro Tsunashima, and grossed over 4 mln dollars at the Australian box office upon release in 2003.

The story begins with a business partner arriving from Japan to Australia and needing a tour. What happens then is a combination of drama and romance, and a slow motion, however fast moving, development of a connection between two people from two different worlds.

It starts a little like sampling new food or trying on a new dress, but then grows into waves of passion and emotion. The effect is being confirmed by the music, a blend of a subtle texture of the Japanese silk and the oh so spacious Australian sky.

Japanese Story centers around the theme of an immediate human connection on a deep intimate level. It’s a touching and elegant story of a man and a woman and what could have been between them, but what never truly got its chance.

On the other hand, the tragic and powerful ending of Japanese Story, having introduced another female character, leaves a peculiar aftertaste. What seemed like a careless adventure of one reckless man, turned out to be a heartfelt journey of two women.

Copyright Camilla Stein ©2012. All rights reserved.

Official Trailer for Japanese Story

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