Tokyo Fiancée

Tokyo Fiancée
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Cristobal

Great film on how we love the idea of a country more than the actual country, and how we attrubute those ideas to people too. Personally, this film made me reflect on why I learned french to begin with. Was it because I genuinly liked the language and people, or is it what knowing french said ...Read more

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Thembi

Beautiful refreshing tender story about self discovery and young love. The last 40 minutes were a bit drawn out but over all I highly recommend it

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Teresa

Very enjoyable for anyone interested in Japan.

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David

Interestingly boring. Dialogue driven motifs film, propelled by its artsy colorful camera angles and simple modest drama. Cheesy and quirky.

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Matias

Is not a love story, They did not love each other, he loved French culture, and she want it to became a Japanese.

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Darien

Worth noting that this perceived lack of western style romance is part of the Japanese cultural experience. Traditionally the Japanese language does not contain a word for love. Even today, it is traditional that couples (even spouses) not show any public displays of affection.... which ...Read more

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Moeka

That's true for many of older couples from late 30s to older, but younger generations seem to be more comfortable with holding hands or showing affection to each other in a public situation. I think it's changing through time.

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Cristobal

Yes! This is especially seen in his apologizing. He's trying on western flirting in the same way he's trying on the french language. Very intersting!

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Nadia

Saccharine. Waste of time.

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Anonymous

Beautifully filmed and genuine characters, well acted and an overall vivid capturing of coming-of-age discoveries as well as cross-cultural romance. A treat for the eye and never lost my interest.

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Dylan

Far from a whimsical romantic comedy, this surprisingly emotional film is really about cross-cultural communication, or the lack thereof. It's based on a novel by a talented Belgian writer Amelie Nothomb. Anyone in a relationship with someone from another culture must see it, as it raises all ...Read more

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Elizabeth

As far as I have ever heard, and based on everything I could find right now, Amelie the movie was purely based on a screenplay- there is no novel, and the screenplay was not written by Amelie Nothomb. I agree with the rest of the review though. This film captures the essence, the sort of ...Read more

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Anonymous

well said.

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Anonymous

Interesting perspective.

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