A bitter-sweet existential tale by Sofia Coppola, observing two displaced characters searching for meaning in a foreign city.
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.
Cinematic cherry blossom.
Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola, 2003 (101 minutes)