Synopsis of ‘Lost in Translation’
May 4, 2009 § 4 Comments
This is written by a friend as an entry to a contest. I just loved the way it’s written. I’m sure even if you haven’t seen the movie, you would appreciate it. Big Thanks for letting me post it, Udai..
Sometimes love is not about a shared past, nor about prospects for a future. Sometimes love exists in transience – in the bittersweet moments of the present, whether it’s conversations over drinks, or songs sung in a karaoke bar, or in secrets that can only be told to strangers.
Bob, an actor forgotten in the US, married for years but at a static point in that relationship, is in Japan to shoot a commercial, when he meets Charlotte and they share such moments. Highly educated and beautiful, yet she is struggling for the attention of her photographer husband. They both meet in a hotel, and the chemistry is instantaneous. Rather than succumbing to this attraction though, they end up sharing an intimacy deeper than anything physical. Feelings, laughs, looks of unspoken understanding about lives dissimilar yet so similar. What they share are moments. These, at one level, seem far away from the mundane lives where their own respective spouses exist, yet when the two part ways, it seems these moments end up helping the two transcend what they are facing in those same lives.
A poignant story of such a transformation in the backdrop of the beautiful, alien world of Tokyo.