Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

  • Director: Sofia Coppola
  • Countries of origin: United States, Japan
  • Language: English, Japanese, German, French
  • Release date: October 3, 2003
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Tarjima mashaqqatlari
  • "Lost in Translation" is an American-Japanese comedy romance film released on August 29, 2003, directed by Sofia Carmina Coppola, starring Scarlett I. Johansson , Bill Murray and others.
    The film tells the story of the extramarital love between old men and young women who are attracted to each other because of loneliness in a different place because of the differences in culture and language, and finally find their faith in the hidden infinite possibilities of life.
    The film won the 76th Oscars Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2004 .


    • Release date October 3, 2003
    • Filming locations Park Hyatt Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
    • Production companies Focus Features, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation (TFC), American Zoetrope

    Box office


    $4,000,000 (estimated)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Blaze 2022-07-18 22:55:41

      Lost In Translation--We Are all Living Our Lives Lost

      Sometimes life is like this. In your life, you will always meet some people or things that are destined to be deeply or forever remembered by you, inadvertently. There will be times when we are lost; there will be various crises; we will continue to repair the mud on the road; and we will also get lost. We are always moving forward, and there are many stop signs in front of us. We may be used to embarking on...

    • By Kattie 2022-04-23 07:01:09

      Turn around, the confusion behind

      In a hotel with only Bird Voice TV, in a bar with many people of the same race in a foreign land, in a street where people are rushing, in a confused heart.

      Maybe only at this time, looking at the past life, will I find that it is so messy, and now it seems so confused and overwhelmed.
      We used to run all the time. It seems that something has been chasing us from behind, making us hurry up. Real, or imagined that there is such a devil. The past life was full of joy at first sight....

    • By Jacklyn 2022-04-23 07:01:09

      The person you loved, the city you fell in love with

      Some things, we don't push it to happen, we wait for it to happen. Is there a difference between these two? It seems not. There are no innocents in life, our hearts are as clear as water, we don't know it, let ourselves get lost in a foreign land, the smell of wine, the tender embrace of a stranger - we are all adults, we have been lonely for too long, we can't bear it Blame yourself.

      Tokyo, the streets at night, are like the beautiful, addictive and coquettish faces of all big...

    • By Federico 2022-04-23 07:01:09

      just let this song

      At that time, I was very used to watching discs when I first arrived in a different place. At two or three o’clock at night, the dim lights of the
      building were
      neatly unfamiliar in the corridors on each floor. After drinking and continuing to pick up, the

      most impressive thing is that this film
      may be the same amount of loneliness, the
      same kind of lost, the
      same mood
      blooming in the same prosperous and extravagant city, so
      dazzling that...

    • By Lilla 2022-04-23 07:01:09

      Kiss, then Goodbye...

      A trip and a work , a picee of music and a piece of advertisement , a young married woman and a middle-aged man,a kind of lost or an attitude to life .Then the story start ......
          The duty, freshness, exchange to family and the state of work perhapes a little bit boring to Bob. Although he always said "OK" , "Thank you " to the Japanese photographers and Receptionists, actually the Japanese are so ridiculous. Remember when director said a lot of words to Bob with odd gestures ,but the...

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    • By Andre 2023-01-30 18:19:36

      Shoegazer's Film 101 Why don't they add...

    • By Geo 2022-12-19 18:04:06

      In fact, this film was shot quite in the style of Cai Mingliang (I secretly thought it was very similar to the French part of "What Time Are You Over There"). Although the personal one-man show was short, it was very focused, and the feeling of loneliness came out all at once. The cultural differences and the estrangement between the male and female protagonists and their families in the film all add to this sense of loneliness. The setting where the two relied on each other for a while and...

    • By Randall 2022-12-17 03:27:34

      Lonely and sultry, after all, it is difficult for oneself, three-and-a-half three-star, mid-life crisis male star, married woman in the boudoir, and the last affectionate kiss between the two finally released this sultry and mysterious love. Sometimes loneliness is definitely related to the environment, and the right mood is the most...

    • By Rosendo 2022-12-02 22:11:12

      It's very similar to once, once two people found each other's support because of music, the latter two people are more because of confusion and disappointment. In the end, they are not together, maybe all they need is to lie on a bed in the middle of the night Talk to each other until you fall asleep, that's...

    • By Fabiola 2022-11-16 10:38:15

      Sofia Coppola was nominated for Best Director after only one month of directing for the first time. . Both actors are great. . I just don't understand the plot. . Ha ha. . Why not get lost elsewhere in Tokyo? ? Did not explain clearly....

    Behind the scenes gags

    1. The actor is written specifically for Bill Murray by director Sophia Coppola. She also said that if Murray did not act in the movie, she would not make it. Murray had verbally agreed to appear before, as to whether Coppola would appear as scheduled. On the first day of filming, Murray came to the set.
    2. Once the crew rented a hotel for filming. The agreement was to borrow until 4 pm, but the crew was cut off by the owner after only...
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    Creative background

    The film was inspired by Sophia's travel in Tokyo when she was in her 20s. That experience made her feel a lot of emotions. For example, she feels that when she suddenly meets her fellow villagers in a foreign country, she often has a wonderful sense of intimacy and even excitement. At the same time, she finds that in a strange environment, it is easy to fall into the examination and thinking of life at midnight. Sophia hopes to...
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    Evaluation action

    Sophia's past works always show her uniqueness from the perspective of young women, but this time she enters the psychological world of a middle-aged man. She believes that in fact, the heroes and heroines in the film are in similar life dilemmas. Whether it is the crisis of middle age or the confusion of youth, they also doubt the existence of human beings. This dilemma is further intensified by being in a foreign country.
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    Movie quotes

    • [last lines]

      Bob: Bye.

      Charlotte: Bye.

      Bob: Bye.

      [Bob leaves Charlotte and walks back to his waiting taxi]

      Bob: [to taxi driver] All right.

    • Charlotte: Why do they switch the r's and the l's here?

      Bob: Uh... for yuks. You know? Just to mix it up.

      Bob: They have to amuse themselves, 'cause we're not making them laugh.

    • Kelly: But listen, let's all go out for a drink sometimes. Yeah?

      John: Yeah, yeah.

      Kelly: You know, call me, okay?

      John: Yeah, okay.

      Kelly: Alright. Listen, I'm under Evelyn Waugh. Shh, okay?

      Charlotte: [after Kelly leaves] Evelyn Waugh? Evelyn Waugh was a man.

      John: Oh, come on, she's nice. What? You know, not everybody went to Yale. It's just a pseudonym, for Christ's sake.