LOST IN TRANSLATION
2003, Focus Features, 105 min, USA, Japan, Dir: Sofia Coppola

Two Americans cross paths one night in a luxury hotel bar in Tokyo. Bob (Bill Murray, never better) is a movie star shooting a whiskey commercial, while Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi). This chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. A box office hit, LOST IN TRANSLATION was nominated for four Oscars, earning one for director Sofia Coppola’s Best Original Screenplay.


HITCHCOCK
2012, Fox Searchlight, USA, Dir: Sacha Gervasi

Based on Stephen Rebello's book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho, Sacha Gervasi's love story for movie lovers centers on the rotund Master of Suspense (Anthony Hopkins) and his smart, discerning wife and collaborator Alma Reville (Helen Mirren) during the making of Hitch's most shocking, daring and influential film, PSYCHO. With Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D'Arcy as Anthony Perkins and Jessica Biel as Vera Miles.


THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE
2001, Focus Features, 116 min, USA, Dir: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Joel and Ethan Coen’s haunting tale of passion, crime and punishment, all presented in glorious black-and-white. Billy Bob Thornton stars as Ed Crane, a barber in a small Northern California town in 1949 who is dissatisfied with his life - until his wife’s (Frances McDormand) infidelity presents Ed with an opportunity for blackmail that he thinks will help him to change it. However, Ed’s scheme soon unravels and lays bare even darker secrets before leading to murder. Co-starring Michael Badalucco, James Gandolfini, Jon Polito, and a young Scarlett Johansson.


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