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Her head full of dreams, twenty-year-old Amélie returns to Japan, where she grew up as a child. She offers private French lessons and meets Rinri, her first and only student, a young Japanese man who soon becomes her lover. Through the surprises, joys, and setbacks of this funny and poetic cultural shock, we discover a young woman whose all spontaneity and tenderness, who combines the grace of an ikebana with the playfulness of a manga character.


Stefan Liberski, based upon Amélie Nothomb's novel  "Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam"


Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue

French release


Financial partners

Les films du Worso

Versus production

Forum Films


Communauté Française de Belgique, Inver Invest, Wallimage, Téléfilm, Canada, Sodec

March 4th, 2015

French distribution


Festivals & awards


Canal +, Cine +, RTBF

International sales

Movies Distribution

  • Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - Section cinéma du Monde

  • Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur (FIFF)

  • Rome - Alice nella Cita

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival

  • Palm Springs International Film Festival

  • Viennale

  • Taïpei Film Festival

  • Rendez-vous avec le Nouveau Cinéma Français à Rome

  • Istanbul Film Festival

  • Rendez-vous avec le Cinéma Français à Paris

  • Festival de Films CINEMANIA (Canada)

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