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Lost in Translation (2003)

Coming Out at 3 October 2003 in theaters.

Comedy, Drama

Lost in Translation is comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It stars Bill Murray as middle-aged actor Bob Harris, who befriends college graduate Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) in a Tokyo hotel. The movie explores themes of loneliness, insomnia, existential ennui, and culture shock against the backdrop of a modern Japanese city.

Lost in Translation was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Bill Murray, and Best Director for Coppola; Coppola won for Best Original Screenplay. Murray and Johansson each won a BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role respectively. The film grossed $119 million on a budget of $4 million.

Bob Harris is a fading American movie star who arrives in Tokyo to appear in lucrative advertisements for Suntory whiskey. He is staying at the upscale Park Hyatt Tokyo and is suffering from strains in his 25-year marriage and a midlife crisis. Charlotte, another American staying at the hotel, is a young college graduate who is feeling similarly disoriented. She is questioning her recent marriage to John, a celebrity photographer, and she is unsure about her future.

Director: Sofia Coppola

Writer: Sofia Coppola

Stars: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi


Scarlett JohanssonCharlotte
Bill MurrayBob Harris
Akiko TakeshitaMs. Kawasaki
Kazuyoshi MinamimagoePress Agent
Kazuko ShibataPress Agent
TakePress Agent
Ryuichiro BabaConcierge
Akira YamaguchiBellboy
Catherine LambertJazz Singer
François du BoisSausalito Piano
Tim LeffmanSausalito Guitar
Gregory PekarAmerican Businessman #1
Richard AllenAmerican Businessman #2
Giovanni RibisiJohn
Diamond YukaiCommercial Director
Jun MakiSuntory Client
Nao AsukaPremium Fantasy Woman
Tetsuro NakaStills Photographer
Kanako NakazatoMake-Up Person
Fumihiro HayashiCharlie
Hiroko KawasakiHiroko
Anna FarisKelly
Asuka ShimuzuKelly’s Translator
Ikuko TakahashiIkebana Instructor
Koichi TanakaBartender, NY Bar
Hugo CodaroAerobics Instructor
Akiko MonôP Chan
Akimitsu NaruyamaFrench Japanese Nightclub Patron
Hiroshi KawashimaBartender, Nightclub
Hiromi ToshikawaHiromix
Nobuhiko KitamuraNobu
Nao KitmanNao
Kunichi NomuraKun
Yasuhiko HattoriCharlie’s Friend
Shigekazu AidaMr. Valentine
Kazuo YamadaHospital Receptionist
Akira MotomuraOld Man
Osamu ShigematuDoctor
Takashi FujiiTV Host
Kei TakyoTV Translator
Ryo KondoPolitician
Yumi IkedaPolitician’s Aide
Yumika SakiPolitician’s Aide
Yuji OkabePolitician’s Aide
Dietrich BollmannGerman Hotel Guest
Georg O.P. EschertGerman Hotel Guest
Mark WillmsCarl West
Lisle WilkersonSexy Businesswoman
Nancy SteinerLydia Harris (voice)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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