Director: Sue Brooks
Cast: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Australia
Adult themes, low level sex scene, low level coarse language
“A beautifully nuanced, tremendously moving portrait of compassion and respect. It’s not to be missed.”
Margaret Pomeranz, SBS MOVIE SHOW
“A powerfully emotional experience thanks to a career-best performance by Toni Collette. The film’s powerful dramatic elements creep up on the viewer as unexpectedly as they do on the film’s protagonists.”
David Stratton, VARIETY
A feisty Australian geologist (Sandy – Toni Collette) lands the unwanted task of showing a Japanese businessman (Hiromitsu – Gotaro Tsunashima) around the mines and deserts of the Pilbara, with a view to selling his company the unique geology software she has been developing. Hiromitsu meanwhile, mistakes her as his driver, and demands they trek to the desert, blissfully unaware of the dangers.
Against the background of this elemental Australian landscape, these two strangers journey further and further into the West Australian desert, leaving more and more of what they know about each other and themselves behind.
Some stories can change your life. This is Sandy’s story. Sandy’s “Japanese” story.