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Fear and Trembling (2003)

U 03/12/2003 (FR) ComedyDrama 1h 47m
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Amélie, a young Belgian woman, having spent her childhood in Japan, decides to return to live there and tries to integrate in the Japanese society. She is determined to be a "real Japanese" before her year contract runs out, though it precisely this determination that is incompatable with Japanese humility. Though she is hired for a choice position as a translator at an import/export firm, her inability to understand Japanese cultural norms results in increasingly humiliating demotions. Though Amelie secretly adulates her, her immediate supervisor takes sadistic pleasure in belittling her all along. She finally manages to break Amelie's will by making her the bathroom attendant, and is delighted when Amelie tells her the she will not renew her contract. Amelie realizes that she is finally a real Japanese when she enters the company president's office "with fear and trembling," which could only be possible because her determination was broken by Miss Fubuki's systematic torture.

  1. Alain Corneau


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  1. Sylvie Testud

    Sylvie Testud


  2. Kaori Tsuji

    Kaori Tsuji


  3. Bison Katayama

    Mr Omochi

  4. Taro Suwa

    Taro Suwa

    Monsieur Saito

  5. Yasunari Kondo

    Monsieur Tenshi

  6. Sokyu Fujita

    Monsieur Haneda

  7. Gen Shimaoka

    Monsieur Unaji

  8. Heileigh Gomes

    Amélie enfant

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Fear and Trembling

Original Title Stupeur et tremblements

Status Released

Original Language French

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