|Directed by||Stefan Liberski|
|Written by||Stefan Liberski|
|Produced by|| Jacques-Henri Bronckart |
|Starring|| Pauline Étienne |
Julie Le Breton
|Edited by||Frédérique Broos|
|Music by||Casimir Liberski|
|Distributed by||O'Brother Distribution|
Tokyo Fiancée is a 2014 Belgian romance-drama film written and directed by Stefan Liberski. It is based on Amélie Nothomb's 2007 autographical novel of the same name. The movie tells the story of a 21-year-old Belgian woman, Amélie (Pauline Étienne), who has a romance with Rinri (Taichi Inoue), a young Japanese man in Tokyo. She met him when she offered French language tutoring services through a bulletin board. It was selected to be screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.It received three nominations at the 5th Magritte Awards.
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