Hong Kong Cinemagic
Version française English version
 Capsule Reviews   English Board   Facebook  
 People
 Movies
 Movie Studios
 Glossary
 Your Settings

HKCine Search
Switch to Google Search
>> Help

 Film directors
 Actors
 Technicians
 Producers

 Drama & Opera

 Shaw Brothers
 Film Industry
 Cultural & Societal

 DVD Tests
 HK Cinema Books
 Where to buy?

 OST & Music
 PDF & E-books
 VIP Guestbook

 Site Map
 Editos Archives
 Staff
 Site History
 Links
 Visitor guestbook
 Aknowledgement
 HKCinemagic 2

Statistics :
11630 Movies
19215 People
1448 Studios
29 Articles
73 Interviews
12 DVD Reviews
32452 Screenshots
3722 Videos
The Goddess Of 1967    (2000)

 
 
 
Director :
Clara Law Cheuk Yu

 
Other titles : 女神1967 (HK Title)
寻找1967的女神 (HK Title)
Der Japaner und die Göttin (Allemagne)
Country : Australia
Genre : Drama / Romance
HK Category : I I I
Runtime : 119 min.
Video : Colour
Audio : Speaking (English)
 
Trailer
   
 
 
 Cast :  
Rose Byrne
Rikiya Kurokawa
Nicholas Hope
     
  
 (full cast & crew)

Plot

JM (Rikiya Kurokawa), a young Japanese salesman, leads a solitary, uneventful life in Tokyo, his only company a couple of rare snakes. But he dreams of owning a very special car - a late 1960s Citroën, the legendary model DS (in French: Déesse, or "Goddess") via the internet, he makes contact with a potential seller and flies to Australia to close the deal.
At the airport, however, his contact is nowhere to be seen, and when JM goes to visit him at his home, he finds the man and his wife dead, apparently after an argument over money, and a young blind girl - BG (Rose Byrne) - guarding a small child. She invites the visitor to test drive the DS; he does, and is at once seduced. The car, BG explains, was not actually the dead man's to sell - but, she adds, she can take him to meet the real owner. JM agrees, and together these two isolated souls embark on a journey that will take them deep into the Australian outback and also into their own pasts.
For BG, it means recalling her troubled, ultimately tragic relationship with her mother, reliving a violent teenage encounter with a young boxer and, finally, confronting her aging, abusive grandfather. For JM, it means entering an alien landscape, a harsh and frequently hostile world - all the while fleeing a painful memory that forced him to leave Japan. Before long, their separate quests become one: a shared desire to transcend the past and find redemption, achieved under the benevolent eye of the goddess.
 
  Notes  
1.  Awards and film festivals :
* Chicago Film Festival: best director
* Cinematic Intelligence Agency Trenchcoat Awards 2002
* HOF: Official selection
* Korea Film Festival: Official selection
* London Film Festival: Official selection
* Montréal Film Festival: Official selection
* Norway Film Festival: FIPRESCI critics award
* Pusan Film Festival: Official selection
* Rotterdam Film Festival: Official selection
* Toronto International Film Festival 2000: Official selection
* Tromsø International Film Festival: Official selection
* Vancouver Film Festival: Official selection
* Venice Film Festival 2000: best actress (Rose)
 
Top 

Crew and cast galleries
 
 Crew : (when available)  (Hide)  (full cast & crew)

Director :
Clara Law Cheuk Yu
 
 Cast : (when available)  (Hide) (full cast & crew)

Rose Byrne

Rikiya Kurokawa
 
Top 

Movie Trailer
 

[Trailer] The Goddess Of 1967 (2000)

[Review] The Goddess Of 1967 (2000)
[Normal] - [Zoom]
Your message must be at least 30 chars long (aprox 1 line).

   
Are you sure you want to place an alert for this video ?   
 
Top 

Interview Links   (Hide)
 
 Interview Clara Law, Eddie Fong: Chinese Diaspora & Global Dream (preview)
HK talents > Film directors > Other directors
Author(s) : Gina Marchetti
Date : 26/8/2010
Type(s) : Interview
Page(s) : 6  - index
   
 
Top

 Advertise with Google AdSense   Submit a review   Contact   FAQ   Terms of use   Disclaimer   Error Report  
copyright ©1998-2013 hkcinemagic.com