20-year-old Amélie (Pauline Etienne, break-out star of Eden) is obsessed with all things Japanese. She was born in Japan, but her family returned to their homeland of Belgium when she was a small child, and she has dreamt of going back ever since.
Her head filled with dreams, Amélie finally decides to move to Tokyo. She finds herself a tiny suburban apartment to live in and immerses herself in Japanese cuisine and culture. To earn a living, Amélie decides to give private French classes and soon meets a young Japanese man, Rinri (Taichi Inoue), who becomes her first and only student. Rinri and Amélie quickly discover they share a passion for each other’s cultures… and each other.
Between surprises, happy times and the pitfalls of a culture shock that is both poetic and amusing, Amélie discovers a side of Japan (and herself) that she had never seen before.
Based on Amélie Nothomb’s best-selling novel, and straight from its successful premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Kerri Craddock describes Tokyo Fiancée as “an exquisite portrait of cross-cultural desires and divides. It reminds us that the world is full of possibility and that we should all dare to dream, if only for a little while.”