Lost in Translation.

Lost in Translation, Sofia Coppola’s 2003 meditation on isolation, loneliness, and the need to connect, features Bill Murray as a sadsack actor who’s in Japan to film a lucrative whiskey commercial.  There’s a great scene in which Murray receives long, elaborate, instructions from an impassioned Japanese director which are translated into absurdly short, enigmatic phrases.  Have a look:  http://tinyurl.com/3bh3euv

I once gave a network-building workshop in Uzbekistan for Central Asian non-profit leaders. Jet lag, my overwrought metaphors, and a translator unfamiliar with my material converged in a perfect storm of consternation, including these moments:

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