Amélie, a Belgian woman, spent her childhood in Japan. She decides to go back there after college to work for a prestigious company. She gets fascinated by the Japanese ideal of hierarchy at the workplace but also by her direct supervisor, Miss Mori. Viewing her regular initiatives as lacking in proper humility, her co-workers conspire to put her in her place.
Susan Bainbrigge, from the Centre de Recherches Francophones Belges at the Unversity of Edinburgh will make a short introduction of the film and talk about cinema adaptations of Amélie Nothomb’s writings on Japan.
This screening is organised to accompany the presentation of Stefan Libersky’s Tokyo Fiancée at the French Film Festival.
Director: Alain Corneau
With: Sylvie Testud, Kaori Tsuji and Taro Suwa
In French with English subtitles
UK Distribution: Cinéfile
For the screening of the 10 November, please book your tickets in advance in the section "FILM SCREENING of Stupeur et tremblements/Fear and Trembling".