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Stefan Liberski

Tokyo Fiancée

Belgium, France, Canada, 2014
In French, English & Japanese / English subtitles
100 min
For audicences aged 12 and above

Gamine Pauline Etienne plays Amelie, who was born in Japan and lived there until she was five. She returns to Japan at the age of 20 because, more than anything, she wanted to be Japanese. -- Hoping to support herself by giving private French lessons, she winds up with only one student, the handsome Rinri (Taichi Inoue). Complications, misunderstandings and double meanings in both French and Japanese provide humor and fodder for thought throughout the film. -- Liberski neatly visualizes Amelie's reflections on their relationship with ironic, colorful and highly theatrical tableaux that play with notions of Orientalism and exoticism.

Alissa Simon, Variety

Director: Stefan Liberski
Screenplay: Stefan Liberski Amélie Nothombin romaanin pohjalta
Cast: Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Le Breton, Alice De Lencquesaing
Production: Jacques-Henri & Olivier Bronckart / Versus Production
Sales: Films Distribution