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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    • 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 Summer 2023-06-01 03:13:05

      Lost in the journey, lost in marriage, lost in age, and finally on the street of parting, in the encounter of people coming and going, give me a kiss at the end, let you and me forget about this journey chance...

    • By Seamus 2023-05-24 11:32:46

      Middle-aged Bob, in a strange city, lonely and frightened, but still unable to get rid of his wife's nagging, met a beautiful wife of a photojournalist who was also in a foreign land, and accompany each other. Very forbearance, very restrained, just...

    • By Lucas 2023-04-06 16:08:02

      Loneliness invades, we want to be quiet in the hustle and bustle, and crazy in the silence, so we start to get lost and can't find...

    • By Brendon 2023-03-31 03:44:52

      I really don't need translation... I can't understand what they say about the gods and horses... A version of TT that doesn't even have subtitles~, but I think it's so cute~ Obviously the male protagonist is such a rock silkworm, obviously old and tender... This is called Shenma, I don't know how cute... It means that two people are warming each other in different places, and by the way, they will travel to Japan with...

    • By Coralie 2023-03-12 20:50:15

      Bill Murray, as always, is slightly embarrassed and helpless; Scarlett Johansson, young and beautiful, is slightly confused. The story of a slightly awkward encounter between two people in an unacceptable forest seems to have escaped without much expectation. Shows the Japanese behavior that is incomprehensible to Westerners in great...

    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.
    In "Lost in...
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    Movie quotes

    • Commercial Director: [in Japanese] Mr. Bob-san, you are relaxing in your study. On the table is a bottle of Suntory whiskey. Got it? Look slowly, with feeling, at the camera, and say it gently - say it as if you were speaking to an old friend. Just like Bogie in Casablanca, "Here's looking at you, kid" - Suntory time.

      Ms. Kawasaki: Umm. He want you to turn, looking at camera. OK?

      Bob: That's all he said?

      Ms. Kawasaki: Yes. Turn to camera.

      Bob: All right. Does he want me to turn from the right, or turn from the left?

      Ms. Kawasaki: [to director, in Japanese] Uh, umm. He's ready now. He just wants to know if he's supposed to turn from the left or turn from the right when the camera rolls. What should I tell him?

      Commercial Director: [in Japanese] What difference does it make! Makes no difference! Don't have time for that! Got it, Bob-san? Just psych yourself up, and quick! Look straight at the camera. At the camera. And slowly. With passion. Straight at the camera. And in your eyes there's... passion. Got it?

      Ms. Kawasaki: [to Bob] Right side. And with intensity. OK?

      Bob: Is that everything? It seemed like he said quite a bit more than that.

      Commercial Director: [to Bob, in Japanese] Listen, listen. This isn't just about whiskey. Understand? Imagine you're talking to an old friend. Gently. The emotions bubble up from the bottom of your heart. And don't forget, psych yourself up!

      Ms. Kawasaki: Like an old friend. And, into the camera.

      Bob: OK.

      Commercial Director: [in Japanese] Got it? You *love* whiskey. It's *Suntory* time. OK?

      Bob: OK.

      Commercial Director: OK?

      Bob: [nods]

      Commercial Director: [to crew] OK!

    • [Charlotte watches Kelly at a publicity interview explain her working relationship with Keanu Reeves]

      Kelly: And we both have two dogs, and we both live in L.A., so we have all these different things in common.

    • [first lines]

      Ms. Kawasaki: Welcome to Tokyo.

      Bob: Thank you very much.

      Ms. Kawasaki: My name is Kawasaki. Nice to meet you.

      Bob: I've heard of you. Thank you.