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Japanese Story (19-May-2003)

Director: Sue Brooks

Writer: Alison Tilson

Composer: Elizabeth Drake

Producer: Sue Maslin

Keywords: Drama

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Toni Collette
1-Nov-1972   United States of Tara


Toni Collette   ...   Sandy
Gotaro Tsunashima   ...   Hiromitsu
Matthew Dyktynski   ...   Baird
Lynette Curran   ...   Mum
Yumiko Tanaka   ...   Yukiko
Kate Atkinson   ...   Jackie
Bill Young   ...   Jimmy Smithers
Reg Evans   ...   Bloke in Row Boat
George Shevtsov   ...   James
Justine Clarke   ...   Jane
Igor Sas   ...   Fraser
Mike Frencham   ...   Blake
John Howard   ...   Richards
Phil Bennett   ...   Barman
Heath Bergersen   ...   Petrol Bloke
Jules Hutchinson   ...   Canteen Worker
Kuni Hashimoto   ...   Japanese Translator
Mark McAullay   ...   Watson
Greg McNeill   ...   Tom Goodwin
Stephen Parkin   ...   Cargo Man
Dean Vince   ...   Karaoke Singer
Peter Webb   ...   Tony
Koji Kioka   ...   Hiromitsu's Child in Photo
Nanami Kioka   ...   Hiromitsu's Child in Photo


Review by Neil (posted on 1-Sep-2005)

Japanese Story is a film that is hard to classify. It is a love story, between an Australian geologist and a Japanese executive. It is set in the north of Western Australia in big country -- much bigger than the Japanese man can understand. But it doesn't come to a happy ending so it isn't a romance. The film turns with the death of the Japanese man in a waterhole. The remarkable performance by Toni Collette as the distraught lover dominates the final part of the film. Rarely has an actor shone quite as much.

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