They Call Us Aliens – Foreigners in Tokyo

They Call Us Aliens

Three Ukrainian girls break into the model business, a South African bachelor prepares for his shinto wedding and a priest from Finland runs for election… Just a few protagonists of the new documentary film by German director Veit Helmer. Japan was closed for foreigners until 1853. Now people from all over the world move to Tokyo to explore Japanese culture. Japanese meet foreigners with curiosity and anxiety. The film observes how foreigners struggle to make a living in a totally different society.

Details

Country of Production
Germany / Japan

Year of Production
2008

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
54 / 87 min

Director
Veit Helmer

Production
ma.ja.de. filmproduktion in co-production with Veit Helmer Filmproduktion and NHK

Original Language
English, Russian, Japanese, Polish

Subtitles
English