Japanese Story

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An emotional film where Toni Collette gets to show her impressive range.



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A drama set in Western Australia's Pilbura desert. A geologist named Sandy, and a Japanese businessman, Hiromitsu, play out a story of human inconsequence, in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the journey leaves neither person capable of going back to the place from where they started.

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Toni Collette
as Sandy Edwards
Gotaro Tsunashima
as Tachibana Hiromitsu
Yumiko Tanaka
as Yukiko Hiromitsu
Bill Young
as Jimmy Smithers
Reg Evans
as Man in Row Boat
Igor Sas
as Fraser
Heath Bergersen
as Gas Station Attendant
Kuni Hashimoto
as Translator
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Audience Reviews for Japanese Story


Toni Collette is one of those hot old chicks that I can't say no to. The movie was fun, I like Aussie stuff. She makes a good Aussie with her bad teeth and leathery skin. Moral of the story: don't go swimming in Australia?

Curtis Lilly
Curtis Lilly

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It's a very nice movie to get if you're in a foreign romance movie kinda mood. I didn't think the story in itself was amazing but it was worth the watch.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Love Japanese Horror, This was not a Horror flix in anyway, But I screamed as loud as any Horror Flix I ever saw, Pretty boring, not sure how it got on my rental list but will not be on my to buy list. Nice Australian scenes

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

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Great drama and breathtaking views of the Australian desert landscape are compacted. Toni Collette now has a very beautiful sexy body in her brief naked scene since she was once little fat in Muriel's Wedding. She has never been better than as the abrasive geologist sparring with Tsunashima's shell-shocked visitor. Yes, that scene with her traumatised character still raises hairs on the neck.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

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