Lost in Translation (2003)


Sofia Coppola ... Director
Sofia Coppola ... Screenplay
< Cast >
Bill Murray ... Bob Harris
Scarlett Johansson ... Charlotte

Bob, a seasoned Hollywood star, came to Japan for filming of a whiskey TV commercial for Suntory, a top brand in Japan.

However, Bob was dissatisfied with the filming of the TV commercial.

The director and the cameraman made a great deal of demands of Bob. Furthermore, Bob was exhausted, suffering from jet lag, and on one night at his hotel room, he spent the night with a Japanese woman who said “Rip my stocking!” but Bob misunderstood her pronunciation and mistook “rip” for “lip.”. Bob was dealing with all this as the strange woman yelled and barged into his room forcing him to deal with an awkward situation.

Bob, who was unaccustomed to staying in Japan, was struggling somewhat to get by during his stay. Charlotte, a married, young American woman was also staying at the same hotel as Bob. They happened to meet at the hotel and over a short amount of time got to know each other. During their interaction with each other, they both started to experience slight feelings of romance and would hug each other when going their separate ways.

Some of the main scenes for this movie were shot at the ultra-luxury hotel in Shinjuku, the Park Hyatt Tokyo.

So, if you have the fortunate opportunity to stay at the Park Hyatt Tokyo, you might want to take the time to watch this movie.

The lounge at the top of the high-rise hotel, the rooms, the swimming pool, and all of the other accommodations are gorgeous! You most likely would be very satisfied spending a wonderful time at this hotel.

Also, the popular Japanese shabushabu dish of sliced beef boiled with vegetables, karaoke, a game arcade, sushi, and a wide range of Japanese culture is depicted in this movie.

In addition, the scene that shows the protagonist coming across a campaign sound truck in downtown Shinjuku was especially impressive.

During campaigns for political office in Japan, candidates ride throughout towns and cities in campaign sound trucks and call out with huge loudspeakers for voters to choose them at the election box.

At first glance, the campaign sound trucks may seem to be very noisy and annoying, but the candidates who are riding in the vehicles themselves seem frantic and desperate by the way they constantly wave their hands to passersby or pedestrians with serious, extreme earnest.

Karaoke bars can be found here and there all over Japan.

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt Tokyo

Park Hyatt Tokyo