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Lost in Translation

Directed by Sofia Coppola
United States, Japan, 2003
Drama, Romance
  • English
  • No subtitles


A disenchanted movie star connects with an equally adrift newlywed in a hotel bar in Tokyo. Crossing the language and custom barriers around them, the two bond deeply over the multidimensional mysteries and marvels of an atmospheric Tokyo and life itself.

Our take

Has any film so quickly skyrocketed into the Zeitgeist? No wonder: Sofia Coppola’s exquisitely beautiful and tender portrait of Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson stranded geographically and emotionally in Japan is that most perfect union of the personal and the universal. A modern classic.

Lost in Translation Directed by Sofia Coppola

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2003 | 4 wins including: Lina Mangiacapre Award

Academy Awards

2004 | Winner: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

2004 | 3 nominations including: Best Picture

Independent Spirit Awards

2004 | 4 wins including: Best Feature

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