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Tokyo Fiancée (2014)

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A young Japanophile Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student.


Stefan Liberski


Stefan Liberski (screenplay), Amélie Nothomb (novel)
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Credited cast:
Pauline Etienne ... Amélie
Taichi Inoue Taichi Inoue ... Rinri
Julie LeBreton ... Christine
Alice de Lencquesaing Alice de Lencquesaing ... Yasmine
Akimi Ota Akimi Ota ... Hara
Hiroki Kageyama Hiroki Kageyama ... Hiroki
Tokio Yokoi Tokio Yokoi ... Père de Rinri
Hiromi Asai Hiromi Asai ... Mère de Rinri
Shinnosuke Kasahara Shinnosuke Kasahara ... Yoshi
Masaki Watanabe Masaki Watanabe ... Masa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yasunari Kondo Yasunari Kondo
Miho Suzuki ... Rika


A young Japanophile Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Belgium | France | Canada | Japan


French | Japanese | English

Release Date:

8 October 2014 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Il fascino indiscreto dell'amore See more »

Filming Locations:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The song "J'aime Japan" (I love Japan) which Amelie sings in the film is a parody of "J'aime la vie" (I love life), the theme with which Belgium won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986, performed by Sandra Kim. See more »


Amélie: Rinri, show me more things that I don't see.
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Follows Fear and Trembling (2003) See more »


Big in Japan
Performed by Ane Brun
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'Tokyo Fiancée' is a cinematic engagement worth accepting
25 May 2016 | by lesliecolejrSee all my reviews

Amélie (Pauline Ètienne) is a twenty year old Belgian expatriate, French tutor living in Japan. When Rinri's (Taichi Inoue) well-to-do father hires Amélie to teach his son, the two quickly fall in love. Although Amélie was born in Japan and adores everything about its culture, she painfully learns that that is not enough to be accepted in Japanese society. Will Rinri, a closet Francophile and lover of Yakuza film, find the balance needed to present Amélie to his family as an honorable Japanese woman?

Pauline Ètienne's Amélie shares the quirkiness of Audrey Tautou's character in the film of the same name ("Amélie"), all the allure of Scarlett Johansson's Charlotte from "Lost in Translation," and the gullibility of Shirley MacLaine's Charity Hope Valentine of "Sweet Charity." What separates "Tokyo Fiancée" from the aforementioned trio of hopeless romantic tales is the absolutely breathtaking scenery that cameraman Hichame Alaouié deftly captures. "Tokyo Fiancée" is a cinematic engagement worth accepting.

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