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Romance - Completed 2012

Serendipity in Paris. Romantic story of an elder girlfriend and a younger boyfriend produced by the god of romantic movie Shunji Iwai.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Romance
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 110 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Eriko KITAGAWA
    • Writer(s)
    • Eriko KITAGAWA
    • Producer(s)
    • Shunji IWAI (Rockwell Eyes Inc.)
    • Synopsis
    • Photographer Sen is to accompany his younger sister Suzume on a sight-seeing trip to Paris, having been told that he is along for good luck, but not being given a reason. Once they arrive in Paris, however, Suzume suddenly announces she needs to be on her own, and abandons Sen.
      Lost and unable to find his way back to their hotel, Sen wanders the streets of Paris. He drops his passport, and Aoi, a freelance writer living in the city, steps on it. She breaks a heel which Sen fixes with crazy glue, then gives him directions to the Japanese embassy and a business card.
      It will apparently take some time to have a new passport issued. Suzume is not answering her phone, and Sen does not know the name of their hotel. Lost and alone, he uses the business card to contact Aoi. Even though they have only just met, for some reason they find themselves talking easily on the phone.
      Sen invites Aoi to dinner.
      Aoi gets drunk, and Sen sees her safely home, then remembers he doesn’t know where his hotel is, and stays at her place.
      Two people encounter each other by chance in Paris. Is it attraction between them, or are they just seeking solace from loneliness? Many thoughts race through their minds; from this day in Paris on, their lives will never be the same.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2012