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Atsuko Hirayanagi

Oh Lucy!


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Status: Completed

Director(s): Atsuko Hirayanagi

Festival de Cannes 2017 - Semaine de la Critique / Toronto International Film Festival 2017

Setsuko is seemingly stuck with her life in Tokyo until she is convinced by her niece, Mika to enroll in an unorthodox English class that requires her to wear a blonde wig and take on an American persona named ‘Lucy.’ The new identity awakens something dormant in Setsuko, and she quickly falls for her American instructor, John. When John suddenly disappears from class and Setsuko learns he and Mika were in fact dating, she enlists the help of her sister, Ayako and flies halfway across the world to the outskirts of Southern California in search of the runaway couple. In a brave new world of tattoo parlors and seedy motels, family ties and past lives are tested as Setsuko struggles to preserve the dream and promise of ‘Lucy.’


Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Koji Yakuso


Director(s): Atsuko Hirayanagi
Screenplay: Atsuko Hirayanagi, Boris Frumin
Directors of Photography: Paula Huidobro
Editing: Kate Hickey
Original Music: Erik Friedlander
Set Design: Norifumi Ataka, Jason Hougaard
Sound Editors: Brian Bender, Deniz Cuylan, Marcello Dubaz, Masaya Kusakabe
Category Movie: Drama, Comedy

Production company: Matchgirl Pictures, Meridian Content, Gloria Sanchez Productions, NHK (co-production)
Production Date: 2017
Date of First Release: 05/22/2017
Country of Origin: Japan, United States
Language: English
Duration: 95minutes
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