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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... See more »

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Hubert Fiorentini
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Yumi Yoshimido
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Maurice 'Momo'
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Sofia
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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
Anthony Decadi ...
Fils de Préfet
Yan Epstein ...
Jean Baptiste 2 (as Yann Epstein)
Ludovic Berthillot ...
Jean Baptiste 1
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Secretaire Banque de la Trinité (as Élodie Frenck)
Dorothée Brière ...
Hôtesse de l'air
Stefan Nelet ...
Jeune banquier (as Stefan Sao Nelet)
Karine Stoffer ...
Danseuse
Yuki Sakai ...
Miko Kobayashi
Massaro Nagahishi ...
Commissaire Avion
Makiko Kishi ...
Secrétaire Ishibashi
Kinshiro Oyama ...
Commissaire Japonais
Kiyohiko Shibukawa ...
Ryuichi (as Kee)
Hiroko Maki ...
Atsuko Nakano
Tomo Fukui ...
Receptionisste
Kazumasa Seki ...
Garde Katama 1
Seiji Mori ...
Garde Katama 2
Syuntarou Date ...
Garde Nouncha
Furuo Geiri ...
Garde du corps golf 1
Tenmei Basara ...
Garde du corps golf 2
Kei Kagaya ...
Homme en noir 1
Toshihiro Ogura ...
Homme en noir 2
Koukhi Itagaki ...
Homme en noir 3
Kiyoshi Iwata ...
Homme en noir 4
Koushirou Honda ...
Homme en noir 5
Ukon Urota ...
Homme en noir 6
Tooru Edomatsu ...
Homme en noir 7
Hiroshi Urushiyama ...
Homme en noir 8
Kazuoki Takahashi ...
Homme aux lunettes 1
Hiroyuki Ootsuki ...
Homme aux lunettes 2
Kouji Toyota ...
Homme aux lunettes 3
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shunsuke Itô
Lukas Delcourt ...
Clubber (uncredited)
Takashi Ishii ...
Rebel #2 (uncredited)
Tsukasa Kadota ...
Policeman (uncredited)
Eric Moreau ...
Extra (uncredited)
Junko Murakami ...
Miko Kobayashi (uncredited) (voice)
Yuji Yamashita ...
Rebel #1 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Gérard Krawczyk

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Luc Besson ... ()

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Luc Besson ... producer
Didier Hoarau ... line producer
Shohei Kotaki ... executive producer
Kanjirô Sakura ... executive producer
Mehdi Sayah ... assistant producer

Music by

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Julien Schultheis
Éric Serra ... (as Eric Serra)

Cinematography by

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Gérard Sterin

Film Editing by

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Yann Hervé

Editorial Department

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Susana Antunes ... post-production assistant
Hervé Gouband ... color timer
Christine Lucas Navarro ... assistant to editor
Charlotte Rembauville ... assistant editor
Frédéric Thoraval ... additional editor
Nicolas Trembasiewicz ... editorial collaborator

Casting By

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Swan Pham

Production Design by

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Jacques Bufnoir
Jean-Jacques Gernolle

Costume Design by

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Agnès Falque

Makeup Department

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Sylvie Greco ... makeup artist
Karina Gruais ... key makeup artist
Patrice Iva ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Eric Bassoff ... post-production supervisor
Thierry Guilmard ... production manager
Motoki Ishida ... production manager
Franck Lebreton ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stéphanie Champault ... second assistant director
Claire Galloy ... second assistant director
William Pruss ... second assistant director
Hans Titze ... third assistant director
Fabien Vergez ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Thomas Astruc ... storyboard artist
Lionel Callari ... property master
Karine Caumeil ... art department coordinator
Frédéric Pesquer ... tapestry

Sound Department

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Anne Delacour ... dialogue editor
Jean-Baptiste Faure ... boom operator
Alexandre Hernandez ... assistant sound editor
François-Joseph Hors ... re-recording mixer
Dominique Lacour ... daily sound mixer
Maud Lombart ... assistant sound editor
Didier Lozahic ... re-recording mixer / sound mixer
Fred Mays ... post-synchronization
Ken Yasumoto ... sound mixer / supervising sound editor

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Cyril D'Agata ... pyro technician
Philippe Hubin ... special effects supervisor
Jean-Christophe Magnaud ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Nicolas Aithadi ... digital artist: Duboi
Serge Anthony ... color grader
Lucie Bories ... digital compositor
Andre Brizard ... digital compositor
Alain Carsoux ... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Chotard ... system engineer
Ludovic Davidian ... digital effects artist
Séverine De Wever ... production coordinator
Stephane Dittoo ... digital compositor
François Dupuy ... I/O supervisor
Olivier Gadal ... visual effects
Abdel Ali Kassou ... scanning and printing
Aurelie Lajoux ... digital compositor
Bruno Le Provost ... 3D supervisor
Malik Nahassia ... digital effects artist
Jean-Paul Rovela ... digital artist
Antoine Simkine ... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Georges Tornero ... digital compositor
Daniel Trujillo ... digital artist

Stunts

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Arno Balenci ... stunt performer
Alain Barbier ... stunts
Jean-Marc Bellu ... stunts
Vincent Bersoulle ... stunts
Sybille Blouin ... stunts
Christian Bonnichon ... stunt driver
Thong Bui ... stunts
William Cagnard ... stunts
Ken Chung ... stunts (as Marc 'Ken' Chung)
Yannick Derrien ... stunts
Alexandrine Felquin ... stunts
Sylvain Gabet ... stunts
Pascal Garnier ... stunts
Alain Gaudiard ... stunts
Pascal Guégan ... stunts
Philippe Guégan ... stunt coordinator
Marc Hoang ... stunts
Emmanuel Lanzi ... stunts
Grégory Loffredo ... stunts (as Gregory Loffredo)
Florent Mismetti ... stunts
Patrick Médioni ... stunts
Hajime Nariyoshi ... stunts
Pierre Nguyen ... stunts
Dara-Indo Oum ... stunts
Varin Pitch ... stunts
Cyril Raffaelli ... stunts
Frederick Renard ... stunts
Olivier Schneider ... stunts
Wing Tat Shek ... stunts
Hervé Sok ... stunts
Thierry Thia ... stunts
Michaël Troude ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stéphane Birzin ... grip
Alessandro Brambilla ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Marine Delcourt ... second assistant camera
Dominique Delguste ... additional first assistant camera
Jean-Marc Duez ... grip
Christophe Dural ... gaffer
Isabel Ellsen ... still photographer
Jack English ... still photographer
Jan Gagnaire ... additional grip
Pierre Garnier ... grip
Koji Kojima ... second assistant camera: international unit
Mouloud Lakrout ... electrician
Laurent Martin ... grip
Jean-Pierre Mas ... key grip
Michaël Pierrard ... assistant camera
Benjamin Speyer ... grip
Laurent Tangy ... focus puller

Music Department

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Martha Argerich ... musician: piano "Träumerei"
Karl Böhm ... conductor: "Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, second Movement 'Adagio'"
Nadia Farès ... composer: end title "Follow Me"
Jérôme Lateur ... music supervisor
Didier Lozahic ... score mixer
Tamio Okuda ... composer: song "Kore ga watashi no ikiru michi"
Chihiro Onitsuka ... composer: song "Rasen (as C. Onitsuka)
Samuel Potin ... composer: additional music
Mehdi Sayah ... assistant music supervisor

Other crew

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Nathalie Alquier ... script supervisor
Christian Bonnichon ... head technician
Frédéric Cauvy ... weapons advisor
Romuald Drault ... accountant supervisor
Mia Frye ... choreographer (as Mia Frye Ressiga)
Vincent Giry ... coordinator
Hugo Gélin ... director: making-of featurette
Mitsuko Jurgenson ... production coordinator
Yasumasa Kutami ... office production assistant
Emilie Maison ... press attache france
Colette Martin ... administrator
David Meanti ... making-of / production assistant
Vincent Stevenel ... administrator
Vincent Dragusseau ... making-of director (uncredited)
Cyril Raffaelli ... fight trainer (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Quite Possibly The Greatest French-Language, English-Subtitled, Japanese Action-Comedy Of All Time. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La petite moutarde qui monte au nez (France)
  • Wasabi - The Japanese Dip That Kicks Like a Mule (World-wide, English title)
  • The Professional II (South Africa, English title)
  • Wasabi - Ein Bulle in Japan (Germany)
  • Wasabi: El trato sucio de la mafia (Spain)
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  • 94 min
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Box Office

Budget EUR15,300,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France $3,018,226, 02 Nov 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia The wall art that Yumi envisions for her room was taken directly from liner notes of The Prodigy's album 'Music for the Jilted Generation' which features the song "Voodoo People" that was used in this movie. See more »
Goofs If Hubert was familiar enough with Japanese cuisine to prepare a meal for his date, he should not have been surprised at the sight of wasabi, a well known condiment, while eating with Momo. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode #1.1 (2002). See more »
Soundtracks Korega Watashino Ikirumichi See more »
Quotes Maurice 'Momo': How wonderful, Hubert. Let me look at you. You look good man, just arrived and already in deep shit.
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