Lost in Translation is a 2003 English-language Drama Romance film written and directed by Sofia Coppola and produced by Ross Katz and Sofia Coppola under the banner of American Zoetrope in collaboration with Elemental Films. Middle-aged American movie star Bob Harris is in Tokyo to film a personal endorsement Suntory whiskey ad solely for the Japanese market. He is past his movie star prime, but his name and image still have enough cachet for him to have gotten this lucrative $2 million job. He has an unsatisfying home life where his wife Lydia follows him wherever he goes - in the form of messages and faxes - for him to deal with the minutiae of their everyday lives, while she stays at home to look after their kids. Staying at the same upscale hotel is fellow American, twenty-something recent Yale Philosophy graduate Charlotte, her husband John, an entertainment still photographer, who is on assignment in Japan. As such, she is largely left to her own devices in the city, especially when his job takes him out of Tokyo. Both Bob and Charlotte are feeling lost by their current situations, which are not helped by the cultural barriers they feel in Tokyo, those cultural barriers extending far beyond just not knowing the language. After a few chance encounters in the hotel, they end up spending much of their time hanging out together, each helping the other deal with their feelings of loss in their current lives. The friendship that develops between the two, which is not always a bumpy-free one, may be just for this specific place and time, but it may also have long lasting implications. Written by Huggo. Lost in translation stars Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Giovanni Ribisi, Anna Faris, Fumihiro Hayashi, Akiko Takeshita and Nancy Steiner. The music was composed by See Soundtrack. Cinematography was done by Lance Acord and editing by Sarah Flack. The film has a running time of 102 minutes. It was released on 5th February 2004 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. Lost in Translation was made on a budget of $4 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $119 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Focus Features.
English, Japanese, German, French
Drama , Romance , Comedy
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