Monday, April 12, 2010

First and Last, Earth and Sky

first image after the opening credits and the last image before the end credits...


Can you guess the movie? It's so underappreciated.
Highlight for the answer: The woman with her back to you is Toni Collette and the movie is JAPANESE STORY, a fine film from Australia.

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11 comments:

Joel said...

Japanese Story.

Joel said...

(I'd know that opening shot anywhere!)

GJB said...

I could see the Qantas plane in the background and figured it's probably Australian...

pomme said...

the movie with Toni Colette falling in love a japanese guy in a desert? so i follow @Joel with "japanese story"

Janice said...

Bad enough when this series has films I've never seen - worse still when it's a film I've seen and I still never can guess! (argh)

But yes, it is very underappreciated -Collette is fantastic in it, but that goes without saying.

NATHANIEL R said...

it is indeed Japanese Story.

I have no idea why but that film has been on my mind.

Craig Bloomfield said...

Japanese Story is pure 100% fab. That last, long scene was, for me, near unmatchable during the '00s. Wonderful.

Ben said...

I adore this film. I love how the narrative effectively just stops halfway through, so riveting is Toni Collette's performance.

Glenn said...

Yes, the film is quite good but it is Collette that just blows everyone outta the water. She is incredible.

Helena said...

Spotted this right away but beaten to the punch. I saw this just two weeks ago: the first two-thirds of a film I could watch again and again, but just never will because of the unbearable last third, which I just barely bring myself to watch at all, it was so shocking and painful. It stuck with me for DAYS. Toni Collette is just brilliant in this.

NATHANIEL R said...

this movie got one of those dread Dec 31st release dates to bury it. ugh, i hate hollywood sometimes.