A young European woman faces the harsh loneliness of Tokyo in order to master the secrets of the Japanese art of filleting fish.

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Synopsis: A young Dutch woman, Rosa, comes to Japan to learn the art of preparing fish from Master Kon, the best fish-chef in the world. Against her expectation Rosa has to work in the cleaning-kitchen, together with other unpaid novices.
Here begins her lonely journey through the alien and hierarchic world of the famous fish restaurant. After a while Rosa gets into financial problems and she has to take a job on the side. She becomes a hostess in a night club. Her isolation grows and she discovers that working in the club is like being in an ‘aquarium’ herself.
The tempting and delicious fishes from Master Kon, as well as his supreme mastership – he catches fish out of the water by hand – make her stay. But to reveal his secret, Rosa has to descend into her own underworld. When night and day meld and it all comes together, she learns to understand the fishes and to become like the master.

Genre

Drama / Fantasy

Rated

NR - Treat as PG-13

Language

Dutch / English / Japanese

Starring

Laurence Roothooft ... Rosa
Makoto Makita ... Master Kon
Shinji Otani ... Suzuki-san
Ayako Kobayashi ... Aki
Yukari Uekawa ... Nina
Gen Shimaoka ... Mr. Katsuragi
Hubert Fermin ... Diplomat
Kenichi Sano ... Tomio
Michihiro Koseki ... Arata
Yosuke Kajima ... Michi
Toshimitsu Sato ... Yoshi
Atsushi Shimizu ... Ryo
Riku Takumiya ... Juro
Yuki Iwamoto ... Kato-san
Tetsuya Sato ... Man in box
Kana Yokomitsu ... Mamma-san

Directed by

Threes Anna

Written by

Threes Anna

Produced by

Hans de Wolf ... producer
Hanneke Niens ... producer

Awards

Official Selection: San Sebastian International Film Festival, 2012


Nominated: Golden Calf, Best Production Design, Rosie Stapel - Nederlands Film Festival, 2012


Nominated: Dutch Film Critics Award, Threes Anna - Nederlands Film Festival, 2012

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Country of Origin

Netherlands

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