LOST IN TRANSLATION

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LOST IN TRANSLATION

Sofia Coppola
USA, 2002
Fiction, 105min, OF

LOST IN TRANSLATION

Sofia Coppola
USA, 2002
Fiction, 105min, OF

Cast: 
Bill Murray
Bob Harris
Scarlett Johansson
Charlotte
Akiko Takeshita
Ms. Kawasaki
Giovanni Ribisi
John
Screenplay: 
Sofia Coppola
Sound: 
Richard Beggs
Camera: 
Lance Acord
Editor: 
Sarah Flack
Composer: 
Brian Reitzell
Kevin Shields
Decoration: 
K.K. Barrett
Anne Ross
Costume: 
Nancy Steiner

Production: 
American Zoetrope 916 Kearny Street San Francisco, CA 94133, USA T 415 788 7500 F 415 989 79 10
World Sales: 
Focus Features 65 Bleeker Street, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10012, USA T 212 539 4000 F 212 539 4099
Distribution in Austria: 
Constantin Film Siebensterngasse 37 1070 Wien T 521 28 0 F 521 28 160
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Bob Harris and Charlotte are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star in town to shoot a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband. Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte cross paths one night in the luxury hotel bar. Lost in Translation is a comedy of dislocation set in a metropolis that is itself spectacularly decentered. Bob more than once confronts his own disembodied image in the semiotic jungle of Japanese pop culture. Hes a stranger in a strange land bemused by the ceremonial business meetings, the hotel rooms automatic curtains, the unfathomable craziness of the local TV, the pure sensory overload of Shibuya, the capacity for endless misunderstanding. (Jim Hoberman)