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by Alain Corneau


From the autobiographical book by Amélie Nothomb comes a fragile tragicomedy set in an office building about the clash of western and eastern civilisation. The young heroine, who spent her childhood in Japan, returns to Tokyo to experience the enigma of a country which, for her, is symbolised by a mysterious Zen garden in Kyoto.
Adapted from the novel by Amélie Nothomb

international title: Fear and Trembling
original title: Stupeur et tremblements
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch International
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Alain Corneau
film run: 107'
release date: FR 12/03/2003, CH 19/03/2003, BE 26/03/2003, FI 04/07/2003, CZ 17/07/2003, NL 11/09/2003
screenplay: Alain Corneau, Amélie Nothomb (novel)
cast: Sylvie Testud, Kaori Tsuji, Taro Suwa, Bison Katayama, Yasunari Kondo
cinematography by: Yves Angelo
film editing: Thierry Derocles
art director: Philippe Taillefer
music: Variations Goldberg
producer: Alain Sarde
production: Les Films Alain Sarde, France 3 Cinéma, Divali Films (FR)
distributor: BAC Films, Frenetic Films (CH), Cinéart (BE), Cinema Mondo (FI), Artcam Czech Republic (CZ), A-Film Distribution (NL), Orlando Films (NO)
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