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...In Twenty Words or Less

Australia, 1994 (MIFF 1995, Documentary)

Director: Tim C. Patterson

Tim Patterson just about manages to achieve the impossible in his 'epic-grammatic' bid to explain Japan in twenty words or less (give or take a few). Take-away impressions of a complex culture occur in the speedy collision of opinion personal experience and cliche. Somewhere in amongst the assortment of pithy generalisations lies the semblance of a truth (or twenty).

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