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  (in credits order)
Chloé Winkel ... Angela

Jon Yang ... Yamamoto
Rebecca Palmer ... Rachel

Tuva Novotny ... Monika

Tara Elders ... Polly

Linda Steinhoff ... Ella

Filip Peeters ... Kruilman

Togo Igawa ... Oshima
Peggy Jane de Schepper ... Larissa
Alan Westaway ... Scotty

Burt Kwouk ... Papa-San
Mette Louise Holland ... Ingrid (as Mette-Louise Holland)
Monika Strzelczyk ... Tanya
Oona Spengler ... Russian Girl
Akemi Otani ... Mama-San
Manuela Servais ... Angela's Mother
Giselle Berk ... Neighbour (as Gisela Berk)

Yuki Iwamoto ... Japanese Club Guest
Eiji Kusuhara ... Japanese Club Guest (as Eiji Kushara)

Takuya Matsumoto ... Japanese Club Guest
Ryozo Kohira ... Japanese Club Guest
Fay Susan Hartrey ... Hostess
Valerie Hamer ... Hostess
Julia Hamer ... Hostess
Verena Mundhenke ... Hostess
Jana Philomena Meister ... Hostess
Kinggan Xingan ... Krullman's Man
Eerdungnengke ... Krullman's Man
Uurtsaikh ... Krullman's Man
Maximilian Vollmar ... Schoolfriend

Directed by
Matthias X. Oberg  (as M.X. Oberg)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Matthias X. Oberg  (as M.X. Oberg)

Produced by
Karl Baumgartner .... producer
Jeroen Beker .... co-producer
Carlo Degli Esposti .... co-producer
Christoph Friedel .... producer
Andrea Hanke .... co-producer
Samir .... co-producer
Marc Sillam .... co-producer
Pierre Spengler .... co-producer
Claudia Steffen .... line producer
Original Music by
Nils Petter Molvaer 
Cinematography by
Michael Mieke 
Film Editing by
Peter Alderliesten 
Casting by
Pia Marais 
Production Design by
Petra Barchi 
Art Direction by
Tim Pannen 
Set Decoration by
Daniel Kolarov 
Costume Design by
Sandra Fuhr 
Makeup Department
Konnie Daniel .... key makeup artist
Laura Schiavo .... makeup designer (as Laura-Schiavo Loz)
Production Management
Felix Dencker .... unit production manager trainee
Olaf Lehmann .... unit production manager
Akira Yamamoto .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marios Hamboulides .... key second assistant director
Takashi Inoue .... third assistant director
Jon Older .... first assistant director
Masayuki Taniguchi .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Tatsuya Amano .... props assistant
Ann-Kathrin Otto .... comic artist
Klaus Rudat .... construction manager
Hella Stichlmair .... art department trainee
Tomoyuki Takagi .... constructor
Ninako Takeuchi .... prop assistant
Uli Tegetmeier .... property master
Sound Department
Mathieu Cox .... second sound re-recording mixer
Giel van Geloven .... sound editor
Maurice Hillier .... sound recordist
Alexis Oscari .... sound assistant
Herman Pieëte .... sound designer
Herman Pieëte .... supervising sound editor
Bruno Tarrière .... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Van Brande .... post-production sound coordinator
Maaike de Vries .... foley editor
Alexander Weuffen .... voiceover recordist
Special Effects by
Wolf Schiebel .... special effects
Niklas Voigt .... special effects
Ernst Reimann .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Tsuneyuki Aikou .... grip
Bernd Felder .... electrician
Sebastian Fröhlich .... video assistant
Daigo Hosono .... remote head operator: stab-c
Takashi Itabashi .... electrician
Alexander Jung .... electrician
Shoichi Mawatari .... remote head operator: stab-c
Beda Mulzer .... best boy
Junichi Ohno .... still photographer
Helen Sabatzki .... clapper loader
Helen Sabatzki .... second assistant camera
Claudia Schnoor .... focus puller
Bjoern Susen .... gaffer
Tom Trambow .... still photographer
Klaus Witt .... key grip
Mitsugu Yaguchi .... electrician
Casting Department
Tsuyoshi Sugino .... extras casting
Transportation Department
Tsuyoshi Hashikawa .... unit driver
Yukinori Kaneko .... unit driver
Hiroaki Kawabata .... unit driver
Masayuki Suzuki .... unit driver
Takahiro Taketomi .... unit driver
Other crew
Anja Becker .... location assistant
Jasmin Hardt .... production office coordinator
Yukihiro Hirata .... production assistant
Toshihiro Isomi .... ant consultant
Yuki Iwamoto .... japanese dialogues
Cressida Joyce .... translator
Camelija Karlic .... assistant to producers
Toshiki Komatsu .... production assistant
Oliver Kühne .... additional crew
Sue Lebrun .... production assistant
Masanori Sakai .... production assistant
Noriyuki Sakai .... unit car
Ilona Stuke .... assistant accountant
Shunsuke Suganuma .... interpreter
Miyuki Tanaka .... location manager
Junji Yukihira .... production trainee
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Stratosphere Girl" - USA (DVD box title)
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Netherlands:90 min | Japan:81 min
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Businessman 2:Is it true, you're just sixteen?
Angela:No, I'm fifteen.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A pleasant blending of imagination and fantasy, 30 March 2007
Author: HallmarkMovieBuff from United States

When transitioning from the work week into the weekend or a short vacation, I like to watch a foreign film to transport my mind off into a different world. This movie about a European girl in Japan gave me a twofer, and filled the bill quite nicely. As a sci-fi, fantasy, and anime fan, I was intrigued by the title and subject, and was not disappointed.

Chloé Winkel, in what's apparently her first feature film, plays angelic-looking Angela, a just-graduated (from high school) cartoonist who scurries off to Japan on the recommendation of Yamamoto (Jon Yang), whom she meets at her graduation party, and who gives her the name and address of a friend with whom she can stay.

Once in Tokyo, Angela steps into a world of mystery, not just culturally, but also into one involving a missing bar girl. Entering the night club world herself provides Angela the opportunity to pursue the mystery; and her drawing what she "sees" blends imagination and reality into a mystery for the viewer.

This film exhibits an unusual sense of continuity. Fueled by flashes between our heroine's drawings and actual live scenes (the multi-tiered inner-city roadways in Tokyo were particularly interesting to this never-been-there American), the tale is told not as a straightforward continuous sequence wherein one scene leads inevitably to the next, but rather as a series of apparently disconnected scenes which have the effect of making the action appear to occur over a longer period of time than it actually does, i.e., what seems like weeks in actuality are mere days.

So what's real, what's imagination, what's flash-back or flash-forward? Suffice it to say that the ending, however "simplistic", breaks the wall between reality and fantasy, and resolves all mysteries for the viewer.

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