British director Danny Boyle, left, and TV personality Mino Monta eat a piece of pork cutlet at a press conference for "Slumdog Millionaire" at Tokyo Midtown in Tokyo on Wednesday. The Japanese word for cutlet "katsu" also sounds like the word "to win" and Monta said the cutlets were a sign of good luck for Sunday's Academy Awards. "Slumdog Millionaire," a British picture about a young man from the slums of Mumbai who seeks to rise from rags to riches by winning a Hindi TV game show, has been nominated for nine Academy Awards. It opens in Japan in mid-April.© Japan Today
Danny Boyle in Tokyo
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