They Call Us Aliens – Foreigners in Tokyo
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.