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      Fear and Trembling

      2003 1h 47m Comedy List
      91% Tomatometer 34 Reviews 77% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings After spending part of her childhood in Japan, Amelie (Sylvie Testud) goes back after graduating from college to work as an interpreter at a corporation. The male executives treat her poorly, but she has a good relationship with Fubuki (Kaori Tsuji), her immediate supervisor. Unfortunately, Amelie sets herself up for a fall when she shows that despite being from Europe, she is adept at the Japanese language. Viewed as lacking in proper humility, her co-workers conspire to put her in her place. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      This tale of culture clash is by turns downbeat and hilarious.

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      G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Chronicle The best office comedy since Office Space. Rated: 4/4 Aug 5, 2005 Full Review Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune One of the screen's most cuttingly funny looks at office life. Rated: 3/4 Jun 24, 2005 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times ... subtly sexual and erotic, despite the fact that every scene takes place in the office and there is not a single overt sexual act or word or gesture or reference. Rated: 3/4 Jun 24, 2005 Full Review Brian Mckay eFilmCritic.com Rated: 4/5 Jan 20, 2010 Full Review Kam Williams Sly Fox A clean S&M flick which only devotees of mental cruelty are likely to find satisfying. Office Space, Japanese Style! Rated: 1/4 Aug 1, 2007 Full Review Don Willmott Filmcritic.com a bravura performance in a memorable film. Rated: 4/5 Dec 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This movie is complete ass, I do not know how it is anywhere close to 91%, I would have been surprised if it even got a 50%. Take this garbage off of this site. Please and thank you! Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Adaptation plutot reussie a une seule condition : avoir lu le livre du meme nom auparavant. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Some cracking lines, like 'My hand felt clumsy like it was buried in mashed potato' yet it did not manage to keep up with other French comedies in its quirkiness. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member (February 2013) I would be biased since I am Japanese. Definitely capturing some aspects of Japanese companies which look irrational or unreasonable for non-Japanese, but the movie is taking it way too far the story looks a bit stupid I think. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Funny, mad but utterly unique! One of the best "battle of wits" films I've ever seen. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Sylvie Testud est égal à elle-même c'est à dire excellente !!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis After spending part of her childhood in Japan, Amelie (Sylvie Testud) goes back after graduating from college to work as an interpreter at a corporation. The male executives treat her poorly, but she has a good relationship with Fubuki (Kaori Tsuji), her immediate supervisor. Unfortunately, Amelie sets herself up for a fall when she shows that despite being from Europe, she is adept at the Japanese language. Viewed as lacking in proper humility, her co-workers conspire to put her in her place.
      Director
      Alain Corneau
      Producer
      Alain Sarde
      Screenwriter
      Alain Corneau
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      French (Canada)
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 18, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 47m
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