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Plum Rain (2007)
"La pluie des prunes" (original title)

TV Movie  |   |  6 November 2007 (France)
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A writer brings his ailing grandmother along with him on a business trip to Tokyo, where the last moments of her life help both people feel better-connected to one another.


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Credited cast:
Marie Riva ...
Toshi Fujiwara ...
Mai Yoshino ...
Yutaka Oda ...
Theater company's administrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takahiro Ariyama ...
Theater company's actor
Gô Ayano
Shintaro Fujii ...
Man of the dream
Yumiko Ise ...
Maki Isonishi ...
Theater company's actor
Yoji Izumi ...
Theater company's actor
Reina Kakudate ...
Cashier of the grocer's shop
Taiki Kanno ...
Child in the park
Ruriko Kariya ...
Theater company's actor


A writer brings his ailing grandmother along with him on a business trip to Tokyo, where the last moments of her life help both people feel better-connected to one another.

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6 November 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Es regnet Pflaumen in Japan  »

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Lost in translation
5 November 2012 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

A well known French playwright, Francois, has come to Tokyo as rehearsals for the staging of his play will begin shortly. He has brought his ailing grandmother, Tina, with him. After being introduced to the cast, Francois has not much to do, but he sits watching the progress in a language he cannot understand.

His grandmother, a woman who does not talk much, has no problems adapting to the new surroundings. In a way, the trip has served as a renewal of the bond between two generations. We watch them going through the city, eating, sharing the tiny apartment where they are staying. If anything, the film as a serene beauty about the love these two have for one another. While Francois is at a loss being in a strange place, he begins taking notice of a woman whose unselfish love for a grandson has never stopped.

Frederic Fisbach directed this French film made for television, and co-wrote the scenario with Anne-Louise Trividic. It is a story with its heart in the right place beautifully realized. There is a contrast between the hectic pace of Tokyo and the quiet atmosphere of the living quarters where Tina and Francois are staying. Eventually Tina opens up to Francois in ways that surprise the viewer.

Gilbert Melki and Adriana Asti are perfect as Francois and Tina. Both actors show an understanding for the material they were asked to play. Laurent Brunet photographed the production with style. Barre Phillips music score plays well in the background.

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