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  • Summary: Amélie, a dreamy and romantic young Belgian woman, arrives in Japan to begin work as a translator for the giant Yumimoto Corporation. For Amélie, who spent her childhood in Japan, this is a dream come true. But unfamiliar with the customs of the Japanese workplace, she commits a series of cultural missteps and is singled out as a deviant within the company. Unable to stop her downfall, Amélie suddenly stumbles upon her own extraordinary means of liberation. [Cinema Guild] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Reviewed by: G. Allen Johnson
    100
    Hilarious.
  2. 88
    Hilarious from first frame to last.
  3. 80
    A feverishly compelling film that doesn't force-feed its ideals to its audience.
  4. With the exception of Amelie's voiceover narration in French, Fear and Trembling is entirely in Japanese. And the Japanese cast is superb.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    A sleek and sublimely deadpan comedy of Japanese corporate manners.
  6. Reviewed by: David Ng
    40
    A culture-clash comedy that takes the notion of Japanese otherness to ludicrous extremes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5