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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)
 Cast :  
Rose Byrne
Rikiya Kurokawa
Nicholas Hope
 (full cast & crew)


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.
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)

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Director :
Clara Law Cheuk Yu
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Rose Byrne

Rikiya Kurokawa

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 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
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