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Japanese Story

Japanese Story image - a film by Sue Brooks
Japanese Story image - a film by Sue Brooks
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Japanese Story poster - a film by Sue Brooks
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
Director: Sue Brooks
Cast: Toni Collette, Gotaro Tsunashima, Lynette Curran
Duration: 110mins
Country of Origin: Australia
M
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

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.

Japanese Story poster - a film by Sue Brooks
OUT NOW ON DVD & VIEW ON DEMAND
Download on Apple TV