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Amélie Nothomb (novel)
Alain Corneau (scenario)
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Release Date:
12 March 2003 (France) See more »
A Belgian woman looks back on her year at a Japanese corporation in Tokyo in 1990. She is Amélie, born in Japan... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Alain Corneau obituary
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Reality surpasses fiction See more (41 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sylvie Testud ... Amélie
Kaori Tsuji ... Fubuki
Tarô Suwa ... Monsieur Saito
Bison Katayama ... Monsieur Omochi
Yasunari Kondo ... Monsieur Tenshi
Sokyu Fujita ... Monsieur Haneda
Gen Shimaoka ... Monsieur Unaji
Heileigh Gomes ... Amélie enfant
Eri Sakai ... Fubuki enfant

Directed by
Alain Corneau 
Writing credits
Amélie Nothomb (novel)

Alain Corneau (scenario)

Produced by
Christine Gozlan .... executive producer
Kenzô Horikoshi .... executive producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Cinematography by
Yves Angelo 
Film Editing by
Thierry Derocles 
Production Design by
Valérie Leblanc 
Philippe Taillefer 
Makeup Department
Sophie Benaiche .... key makeup artist
Michel Lunetta .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Frédéric Blum .... production manager
Olivier Chiavassa .... production director
Helene Glabeke .... post-production supervisor
Martine Vergnes .... unit production manager
Rodolphe Viémont .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mathieu Partay .... second assistant director
Hideki Tomita .... assistant director: Japan
Vincent Trintignant .... first assistant director
Art Department
Didier Beauland .... carpenter
Jean-Louis Bergougnoux .... head carpenter
Gregory Eck .... construction crew
Laurent Philippe .... carpenter
Jochen Rohrig .... construction manager
Nathalie Sarret .... head painter
Stéphane Vinciguerra .... painter
Sound Department
Sandie Bompar .... assistant sound editor
Frédéric Cattoni .... sound consultant: DTS
Bernard Chaumeil .... assistant sound
Toni Di Rocco .... sound recordist
Rodolphe Duhamel .... sound recordist
Pierre Gamet .... sound
Judith Guittier .... assistant foley artist
Mineharu Kitamura .... sound engineer: Japan
Gérard Lamps .... re-recording mixer
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist
Armelle Mahé .... sound engineer
Pedro Marques .... synchronization sound engineer
Francis Perreard .... sound consultant: Dolby
Gréggory Poncelet .... sound recordist (as Grégory Poncelet)
Hervé Roux .... sound consultant: DTS
Special Effects by
Patrice Fauquemberg .... special effects
Philippe Hubin .... special effects
Jean-Christophe Magnaud .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Vincent Alexander .... visual effects coordinator
Odile Beraud .... scanning and recording
Pierre Blain .... Inferno artist
Alain Chene .... scanning and recording
Rosana D'Andrea .... scanning and recording
Thierry Flament .... digital artist
Christophe Keichinger .... scanning and recording
Arassou Kichenassamy .... scanning and recording
David Montoya .... scanning and recording
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects
Sarah Moreau .... visual effects coordinator (as Sarah Flament)
Mourad Rennou .... scanning and recording
Philippe Soeiro .... visual effects supervisor
Odile Guillodeau .... stunt double: Amélie
Daniel Vérité .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Jérôme Alméras .... first assistant camera
Pascal Henin .... electrician (as Pascal Hénin)
Éric Le Roux .... camera operator (as Eric Leroux)
Rachid Madaoui .... gaffer
Makoto Sano .... electrician: Japan
Yasushi Sasakibara .... camera operator: Japan
Marion Stalens .... still photographer
Daisuke Sôma .... assistant camera: Japan
Rokuro Terada .... assistant camera: Japan
Jean-Baptiste Wery .... camera trainee
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julie Mallard .... costumer
Editorial Department
Thomas Gilson .... second assistant editor
Aude Humblet .... colorist
Sylvie Petat .... assistant editor & dialogue editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Gerard Savary .... color grader (as Gérard Savary)
Philippe Tourret .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Valérie Lindon .... music supervisor
Other crew
Laure Blaess .... production accountant
Laure Blaess .... production administrator
Mitsuko Jurgenson .... production assistant
Andrew P. Kirkham .... dvd producer [gb]
Etienne Lerbret .... press attache
Sandra Marthon .... unit production assistant
Atsuko Ohno .... production assistant: Japan
Jean Poisson .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Stupeur et tremblements" - France (original title)
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107 min
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Anachronisms: Some computers show a Windows desktop interface inexistent in 1990.See more »
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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Reality surpasses fiction, 18 March 2003
Author: (zazoomovie) from Paris

A friend of mine was wondering aloud whether the story could actually have happened in Japan. Well, I have no answer for that. All I can say is that to me, every detail was truthful to my not-so-in-depth knowledge of the Japanese culture. Only the gathering of them all in a single story line might yield such a surprising and delightful scenario worth being made into a movie.

All the Japanese characters were speaking to me in a moving way, for they were crafted according to real, human beings from everyday life. The casting was excellent and listening to the musicality of a once learned with enthusiasm and now forgotten foreign language was a treat. Casting was excellent and the Japanese actors all embodied perfectly their characters.

I missed seeing more Japanese female characters, especially those "office ladies" that would contrast with the leading Japanese lady (Fubuki-san) though, and help understand where she came from. I also missed seeing the French leading lady (Amelie-san) immersed in the Japanese very codified everyday life out of work : the kind of place where she lived, the kind of food she ate, the kind of places where she used to hang around when not spending her nights at the office, how she related with her co-workers, neighbors, friends during her spare time...

Have a wonderful time!

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