isolation / feeling sad, lost and alone—even in the midst of luxury
world weariness / boredom
marriage in the Bible
Is formalized marriage becoming obsolete? Answer
Some people are convinced that traditional marriages don’t work and that this practice should be abandoned. What does the Bible say about marriage?
husband wife relationships
cold spouse / alienation
May December romance
culture clash / Japanese culture vs. American
fantasy romance vs. reality
How can I deal with temptations? Answer
Should I save sex for marriage? Answer
Scarlett Johansson … Charlotte
Bill Murray … Bob Harris
Anna Faris … Kelly
Giovanni Ribisi … John
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Tohokashinsha Film Company Ltd.
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“Everyone wants to be found.”
Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a movie star in town to shoot a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi). Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte cross paths one night in the luxury hotel bar. This chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. Charlotte and Bob venture through Tokyo, having often hilarious encounters with its citizens, and ultimately discover a new belief in life’s possibilities.
Shot entirely on location in Japan, director Sofia Coppola describes “Lost in Translation” as a valentine to the nature of close friendships and to the city of Tokyo. Ms. Coppola’s film, from her original screenplay, contemplates the unexpected connections we make that might not last—yet stay with us forever.
Ms. Coppola studied Fine Art at California Institute of the Arts. She then wrote and directed the short film “Lick the Star” (which world-premiered at the Venice International Film Festival), followed by the feature “The Virgin Suicides” (which she adapted from Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel, and which world-premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival).”
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