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Year: 2001
USA: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Jean Reno, Ryoko Hirosue, Michel Muller, Carole Bouquet, Ludovic Berthillot, Yan Epstein, Michel Scourneau, Christian Sinniger, Jean-Marc Montalto
Director: Gerard Krawczyk
Countries: France / Japan
Language: French / Japanese (English subtitles)
USA: 94 mins
USA Rated: R for some violence
USA Release Date: 27 September 2002 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)

(in French)


Written and produced by Luc Besson, WASABI stars Jean Reno as Hubert Fiorentini - a police inspector with a tender heart and a tough manner. After Hubert punches out the police chief's son without realising who he is, the commissioner forces Hubert to take a vacation. Reluctantly, he agrees, and decides to focus on his personal life, something he hasn't done for a long time.

He soon gets a telephone call from Japan. A lawyer informs him that Miko, the love of his life who disappeared nearly twenty years ago, has died under strange circumstances. She hasn't forgotten him, and in fact has named him as executor of her will. Miko has left him more than just a piece of paper, and more than just one problem, along with a daughter he never knew he had.

Now the chase is on, with old grudges and new villains pursuing Hubert.

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