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Lost in Translation (2003)

US 102m, Colour
Director: Sofia Coppola; Cast: Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris

lost_in_translationLost in Translation is masterpiece of comedic drama that looks at loneliness, love and boredom through the brief intersection of its two principal characters: a Hollywood star in a mid-life crisis, and a recent college graduate who has yet to live her life. Meeting in a posh Tokyo hotel, the two become acquainted through their shared boredom and feelings of loneliness. A beautifully paced film, there is a palpable tension that realistically builds between the unlikely pair which is exquisitely expressed through their body language and what they choose not to say and do (Klaus Ming August 2013).

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3 comments on “Lost in Translation (2003)

  1. CMrok93
    08/28/2013

    So beautiful, so quiet, and so emotional, even during the last frame. Nice review Klaus.

  2. TSorensen
    08/29/2013

    The hotel is really awesome. They did not change a thing for the movie. Only the band was better when I visited. This is indeed an exquisite film.

  3. Anthony Lee Collins
    08/30/2013

    This one really annoyed me. I think I made it about halfway through, if that.

    It was a combination of the Japanese characters, who seemed very cliched and stereotypical to me, and the fact that I have a low tolerance for Bill Murray these days. He often reminds me of some of Jack Lemmon’s later performances, where the main point seemed to be self-pity, with a very thin layer of comedy on top.

    I think I liked him in Moonrise Kingdom because the fact that he was so awful was the point. 🙂

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