Fear and Trembling is the newest in a line of funny, dark, and twisted "boss-from-hell" movies such as 9 to 5, Office Space, and especially Swimming with Sharks. It is edgier and yet more delicate than the first two, but gentler and more whimsical than Swimming with Sharks. The movie traces the career swan dive of an eager and well-meaning Belgian woman who is hired as a translator in a large Japanese corporation. Caught in cultural misunderstandings, suffering at the merciless and mercurial hands of her superiors, and becoming a victim of plain old bad luck, she uses her humor, imagination, and cleverness to lose face in order to save face. One French panda thumb up and one Japanese panda thumb up = two English subtitle panda thumbs up!