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  • Summary: Rosa, a young Dutch woman, comes to Japan to learn the art of preparing fish from Master Kon, the best fish-chef in the world. Against her expectation Rosa has to work in the cleaning-kitchen, together with other unpaid novices. Here begins her lonely journey through the alien and hierarchicRosa, a young Dutch woman, comes to Japan to learn the art of preparing fish from Master Kon, the best fish-chef in the world. Against her expectation Rosa has to work in the cleaning-kitchen, together with other unpaid novices. Here begins her lonely journey through the alien and hierarchic world of the famous fish restaurant. After a while Rosa gets into financial problems and she has to take a job on the side. She becomes a hostess in a night club. Collapse
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  1. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Oct 10, 2013
    70
    Roothooft, for her part, gives one of the more nuanced and vulnerable performances in recent memory; she maximizes nearly every scene's potential without overplaying a single one.
  2. Reviewed by: Inkoo Kang
    Oct 10, 2013
    40
    That Rosa never encounters another character with English fluency — nor grasps her Eurocentric limitations — makes director Threes Anna's film less the intended portrait of cultural isolation than an illustration of how a lack of imagination can lead to despair.