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Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) is a 55-year-old office drone, depressed, lovelorn and chain-smoking her way to an early grave. One day, Setsuko finds salvation in the form of John, a teacher in a run-down Tokyo English school who has a rather unorthodox approach to education which includes giving Setsuko the English name “Lucy”. Knowing that John has abruptly left Tokyo to return home, Setsuko sets off to the States on a journey of discovery…
An East-meets-West comedy by Atsuko Hirayanagi premiered at Cannes Critic Week features star-studded cast including Shnobu Terajima and American actor Josh Hartnett.
Directed by Atsuko Hirayanagi, 2017, 95 min, English Subtitles