2003 AFI AWARDS - WINNER (x8) incl. Best Film, Direction, Actress, Cinematography, Screenplay and Score.
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 2003 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL - UN CERTAIN REGARD
Toni Collette stars in Sue Brooks' moving drama as a feisty Australian geologist who must show a Japanese businessman around the mines and deserts of the Pilbara.
Sandy (Collette) lands the unwanted task of chaperoning Hiromitsu (Gotaro Tsunashima) around 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.