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woodstockbirdybird
08-09-2004, 10:31 AM
Don't know if this should be here or in GQ, but since it's about a movie, here goes:
Saw Lost In Translation again last night, and I was wondering: Does anybody here speak Japanese? The scene where Bill Murray's in the hospital waiting room and the old woman's talking to him was funny, but it might be funnier if we knew what she was actually saying. Any clues?

Tusculan
08-09-2004, 01:58 PM
The translation was posted here a few months before. A quick Google on the title, plus the words 'director' and 'formal' (which I recalled) provided me with scores of links. Either of the following should work.
link1 (http://cgi.monjunet.ne.jp/PT/honyaku/bin/hksrch.dll?Q=motoko+rich&D=149296&I=2)
link2 (http://www.emptybottle.org/glass/2003/12/lost_in_translation.php)

Binarydrone
08-09-2004, 02:09 PM
Those links take me to the translation of what the director was saying, not the old woman in the hospital.

Tusculan
08-09-2004, 02:18 PM
:smack: I am so sorry. Read the OP to quickly, and immediately assumed (wrongly) which scene was asked for. :o Then, I'm stumped.

Binarydrone
08-09-2004, 02:37 PM
Well, this is what I have been able to find. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/trivia)

In the hospital, the question that the elderly man with the cane tries to ask Bob (in Japanese) is: "How many years have you been in Japan?" Meanwhile, the diagnosis that Charlotte receives from the doctor (in Japanese) is that her toe is fractured, but taping is enough.

woodstockbirdybird
08-09-2004, 04:05 PM
Well, this is what I have been able to find. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/trivia)
Hey, thanks! But now I'm even more perplexed: you mean to tell me that was a man?

Binarydrone
08-09-2004, 04:14 PM
This surprised me as well, but on IMDB he is listed as "old man" (at least I think that is the case, it is in the same section as the hospital sequence and I think that the list is in order of appearance.
Have a look (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0335266/fullcredits)

Marley23
08-09-2004, 04:38 PM
The scene where Bill Murray's in the hospital waiting room and the old woman's talking to him was funny, but it might be funnier if we knew what she was actually saying. Any clues?
You want a real laugh? Watch the extras behind Murray. I don't know what they find so funny, but they absolutely lose it.