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Fear and Trembling

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Original title
Stupeur et tremblements
Running time
107 min.
France France
Alain Corneau (Novel: Amélie Nothomb)
Johann Sebastian Bach
Yves Angelo
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Co-production France-Japan; Les Films Alain Sarde / France 3 Cinéma / StudioCanal - Canal+ / Divali Films
Drama | Biography
Synopsis / Plot
Amélie, a dreamy and romantic young Belgian woman, arrives in Japan to begin work as a translator for the giant Yumimoto Corporation. For Amélie, who spent her childhood in Japan, this is a dream come true. It is her chance to become a “real Japanese.”

Eager to please her bosses and co-workers, Amélie diligently accomplishes her daily tasks with invention and enthusiasm, but, unfamiliar with the customs of the Japanese workplace, she commits a series of cultural missteps and is singled out as a deviant within the company hierarchy, suffering a string of demotions.

The harder she tries, the more wrathful her superiors seem to become. Unable to stop her downfall, Amélie suddenly stumbles upon her own extraordinary means of liberation.
2003: César Awards: Best Actress (Testud). Nominated for Best Screenplahy
2003: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival: Best Actress (Sylvie Testud)
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