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by Gérard Krawczyk


Police lieutenant Hubert, a big-hearted cop who sometimes resorts to laying on the muscle, finds himself on enforced leave after beating up the chief of police’s son. One day he gets a phone call from a lawyer telling him that Miko, the woman he’s always loved and who’d disappeared some 20 years before, has recently died in strange circumstances. The only legatee, Hubert leaves for Japan to discover that what Miko has left for him is more than a last will and testament, more than a gift, more than a problem… He’s caught up in a situation that could blow at any moment…

international title: Wasabi
original title: Wasabi
country: France, Japan
sales agent: EuropaCorp
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Gérard Krawczyk
film run: 94'
release date: FR 31/10/2001, BE 31/10/2001, CH 31/10/2001, CZ 23/05/2002, SK 23/05/2002, PT 28/06/2002, HU 15/08/2002, IT 06/09/2002, NL 14/11/2002, ES 10/01/2003, PL 14/02/2003, BG 04/04/2003,
screenplay: Luc Besson
cast: Jean Reno, Ryoko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet, Ludovic Berthillot, Yan Epstein, Michel Scourneau, Christian Sinniger, Jean-Marc Montalto
cinematography by: Gérard Stérin
film editing: Yann Hervé
art director: Jacques Bufnoir, Jean-Jacques Gernolle
costumes designer: Agnès Falque
music: Éric Serra, Julien Schultheis
producer: Luc Besson
production: EuropaCorp, Samitose Productions, TF1 Studio Production
distributor: EuropaCorp Distribution, Alternative Films (BE), Monopole Pathé (CH), Hollywood Classics (CZ), Continental Film (SK), Lusomundo (PT), Intercom (HU), 01 Distribuzione (IT), A-Film Distribution (NL), Columbia TriStar (ES), SPI International (PL), Vadi Van Kris (BG), Egmont (NO), Blitz (SI)
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