JAPANESE STORY

Synopsis

Sandy, a geologist, finds herself stuck on a field trip to the Pilbara desert with a Japanese man she finds inscrutable, annoying and decidedly arrogant. Hiromitsu’s view of her is not much better. Things go from bad to worse when they become stranded in one of the most remote regions on earth. JAPANESE STORY is a journey of change and discovery for its two lead characters.

Year

2003

Duration

107 Mins

Genre

DramaRomanceWomen Directors

Language

English

Country

Australia

Director

Sue Brooks trained at the Australian Film Television and Radio school, and directed the award winning short films THE DROVER'S WIFE and AN ORDINARY WOMAN before her first feature ROAD TO NHILL. JAPANESE STORY was her second feature film for which she and the film won numerous awards including eight (Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress... etc.) at the Australian Film Institute Awards and many more international prizes. The film was selected for Cannes Un Certain Regard, Telluride, Toronto, Pusan, Vancouver, London, Miami, Chicago, Hawaii, and Bangkok. 

Producers

Sue Maslin

Cast

Toni Collette
Gotaro Tsunashima
Matthew Dyktynski
Lynette Curran

Additional Credits

Co- Producer
Sue Brooks
Co- Producer
Alison Tilson
Associate Producer
Simon Beaufoy
Associate Producer
Mark Blaney
Associate Producer
Bille Eltringham
Production Company
Gecko Films
Writer
Alison Tilson
Editor
Jill Bilcock
Cinematography
Ian Baker
Casting
Dina Mann
Composer
Elizabeth Drake
Production Designer
Paddy Reardon
Costume Designer
Margot Wilson