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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).


3 comments on “Lost in Translation (2003)

  1. CMrok93

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

  2. TSorensen

    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

    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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