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Lost in Translation Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

After making a striking directorial debut with her screen adaptation of The Virgin Suicides, Sofia Coppola offers a story of love and friendship blooming under unlikely circumstances in this comedy drama. Bob Harris (Bill Murray) is a well-known American actor whose career has gone into a tailspin; needing work, he takes a very large fee to appear in a commercial for Japanese whiskey to be shot in Tokyo. Feeling no small degree of culture shock in Japan, Bob spends most of his non-working hours at his hotel, where he meets Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) at the bar. Twentysomething Charlotte is married to John (Giovanni Ribisi), a successful photographer who is in Tokyo on an assignment, leaving her to while away her time while he works. Beyond their shared bemusement and confusion with the sights and sounds of contemporary Tokyo, Bob and Charlotte share a similar dissatisfaction with their lives; the spark has gone out of Bob's marriage, and he's become disillusioned with his career. Meanwhile, Charlotte is puzzled with how much John has changed in their two years of marriage, while she's been unable to launch a creative career of her own. Bob and Charlotte become fast friends, and as they explore Tokyo, they begin to wonder if their sudden friendship might be growing into something more. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 19, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Chicago Film Critics Association Lance Acord Best Cinematography 2003 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Ross Katz Best Picture 2003 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bill Murray Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2003 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill Murray Best Actor 2003 Nominee
Boston Society of Film Critics Scarlett Johansson Best Actress 2003 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Scarlett Johansson Countercurrent Prize for Best Actress 2003 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scarlett Johansson Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 2003 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Scarlett Johansson Best Actress 2003 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sofia Coppola Best Screenplay 2003 Winner
Writers Guild of America Sofia Coppola Best Original Screenplay 2003 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Sofia Coppola Best Director 2003 Winner
National Board of Review Sofia Coppola Special Filmmaking Achievement 2003 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Sofia Coppola Best Director (Runner-up) 2003 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sofia Coppola Best Original Screenplay 2003 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Sofia Coppola Best Director 2003 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Sofia Coppola Best Screenplay 2003 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Sofia Coppola Best Screenplay 2003 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Sofia Coppola Best Director 2003 Winner
Independent Spirit Awards Sofia Coppola Best Screenplay 2003 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Sofia Coppola Best Director 2003 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Sofia Coppola Best Director 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sofia Coppola Best Director 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sofia Coppola Best Picture 2003 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Sofia Coppola Best Director 2003 Nominee

Crew

Sofia Coppola
Director
Sofia Coppola
Producer
Ross Katz
Producer
Sofia Coppola
Screenwriter
Lance Acord
Cinematographer
Air
Composer (Music Score)
Brian Reitzell
Composer (Music Score)
Sarah Flack
Editor
KK Barrett
Production Designer
Anne Ross
Production Designer
Mayumi Tomita
Art Director
Stephen Schible
Co-producer
Mitch Glazer
Associate Producer
Francis Ford Coppola
Executive Producer
Fred Roos
Executive Producer
Tomomi Nishio
Set Designer
Towako Kuwajima
Set Designer
Nancy Steiner
Costume Designer
Richard Beggs
Sound/Sound Designer
Drew Kunin
Sound/Sound Designer
Takahide Kawakami
First Assistant Director
Ryoichi Kondo
Casting
Kiyoshi Inoue
Line Producer
Brian Reitzell
Music Producer
Callum Greene
Line Producer
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