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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rikiya Kurokawa ...
Elise McCredie ...
Tim Richards ...
Drummer Boy
Bree Beadman ...
B.G. aged 9
Satya Gumbert ...
Marie aged 9
Tina Bursill ...
Dominic Condon ...
Mr. Hughes
Tim McGarry ...
Harry Lawrence ...
Old Man in Bar
Masao Ishiguro ...
Noodle Man
Stephanie Daniel ...
Radio Announcer (voice)
Jean-Pierre Mignon ...
D.S. Sergeant (voice)


"Goddess" stands for French "Déesse", the nickname of Citroën DS, the name of a famous car designed in the fifties. A young and well-situated Japanese man is dreaming of such a car, and one fine day he finds an offering on the net. He calls the seller (a man living in Australia), they agree upon the price and so he travels to Australia in order to buy the car. But when he reaches his destination, there's chaos all around: The seller as well as his wife lay dead in their house and a 17 year old girl lets him in and offers him something to eat. He walks out with horror but then comes back because he forgot to ask about the car... The girl lets him see the car, and then they start a 5 day trip through the outback, and, at the same time, a trip back in time into the early youth of the girl and into her family's chronicle. Written by Claus Horn

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Also Known As:

Der Japaner und die Göttin  »

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Stunning in a good way
14 December 2003 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Oi! How can I say how I felt about this film using actual words. This is a description that requires a lot of hand gestures.

It moves in such a way that you are carried along with the action, not separated from the action by this big "movie". It has a fly on the wall feeling to it, and it all fits together. Each scene, well each shot really, fits perfectly jigsawed in with those surrounding it. Very polished and precise. It seems to just naturally happen, not forced. Even the frequent use of flashbacks came off as natural and easy.

Very beautiful to look at. Warm colors and textures. Very sweet, real romance.

Humanity peeled down to most raw and simple. I was pulled by the shirt-collar through each path of the story. I really couldn't have stopped watching it even if I had wanted to (which I didn't). Very controlled, purposeful tension.


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