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Wasabi (2001)

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Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hubert Fiorentini
Ryôko Hirosue ... Yumi Yoshimido
... Maurice 'Momo'
... Sofia
... Takanawa
Christian Sinniger ... Le Squale
Alexandre Brik ... Irène
Jean-Marc Montalto ... Olivier (as Jean Marc Montalto)
Véronique Balme ... Betty
Fabio Zenoni ... Josy
Haruhiko Hirata ... Ishibashi
Michel Scourneau ... Van Eyck (as Mikhel Scourneau)
Jacques Bondoux ... Del Rio
Osamu Tsuruya ... Douanier 1
Akihiro Nishida ... Douanier 2
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Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his girlfriend who left him shortly after marriage without a trace. There he mets his former colleague Momo and his daughter Yumi who he did not know was ever born. Hubert eventually finds out why his girlfriend left him and the reason becomes his and his new daughters problem. Written by Schwarz

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Quite Possibly The Greatest French-Language, English-Subtitled, Japanese Action-Comedy Of All Time. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 October 2001 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Vasabi  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€15,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,018,226 (France), 2 November 2001

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,560, 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$81,525, 20 October 2002
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On Miko's empty apartment, the window shows a neon light advertisement with the Japanese words "raw wasabi" See more »

Goofs

After arriving in Tokyo, Hubert asks Momo to drive him to Shinjuku district to meet the lawyer. However, the following scene shows Hubert getting out of the car at Akihabara (the famous electronics shopping district) which is on the other side of Tokyo. This is evident by the iconic Akihabara pedestrian crossing under the green train bridge where he gets off. Later on, Hubert again leaves "Shinjuku" from what is clearly Akihabara and its electronics shops in the background. See more »

Quotes

Douanier 2: You do have a reputation, Mr. Fiorentini. Why are you here in Tokyo? Working?
Hubert Fiorentini: Vacation. But don't worry, I won't be long.
Maurice 'Momo': That's right. With him nothing takes long.
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Connections

Referenced in Weakest link: Hitori gachi no hôsoku: Episode #1.1 (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto pour clarinette et orchestre en la majeur KV 622
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Alfred Prinz and the Wiener Philharmoniker
Conducted by Karl Bohn
©1974 Polydor International Gmbh
avec l'aimable autorisation
de Deutsche Grammophon et
Universal Music Projects Speciaux
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Love this movie
26 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of Jean Reno and if you are, get this movie. Its has awesome action and some decent comedy, especially from the character Momo. Just looking at him makes you laugh. Its a French movie by Luc Besson. But its dubbed very well and Jeno Reno uses his own voice. Unlike in Le Femme Nakita where it was dubbed by someone else. Basically, the plot is Reno is a cop in France and finds out his girlfriend in Japan who left him 19yrs ago mysteriously died and he goes to the funeral. Talk about not letting go. And finds out he has a 19yr old daughter. But not to go to into it to much, but there is yakuza, explosions, guns, and great one liners. The first 5 mins draws you into the movie with Reno punching out a woman in a dance club. Then 10mins in, drag queens rob a bank and Reno beats their ass bad. Literally. That alone makes you want to keep watching. Just to see what the hell is going to happen next. I'm a bit bias and I gave it a 10, but Its a great action flick that I watched more times then I can count.


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