LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (そして父になる)

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Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda 2013 | 120 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: Hawaii


Synopsis

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Japan Foundation

Nippon Golden Network

Would you choose your natural son, or the son you believed was yours after spending six years together? Hirokazu Kore-eda, the globally acclaimed director of NOBODY KNOWS, STILL WALKING and I WISH, returns to the big screen with another family - a family thrown into torment after a phone call from the hospital where the son was born…

Ryota has earned everything he has by his hard work, and believes nothing can stop him from pursuing his perfect life as a winner. Then one day, he and his wife, Midori, get an unexpected phone call from the hospital. Their 6-year-old son, Keita, is not “their” son - the hospital gave them the wrong baby. Ryota is forced to make a life-changing decision, to choose between ‘nature’ and ‘nurture.’ Seeing Midori’s devotion to Keita even after learning his origin, and communicating with the rough yet caring family that has raised his natural son for the last six years, Ryota also starts to question himself: has he really been a ‘father’ all these years… The moving story of a man who finally faces himself when he encounters an unexpected wall for the first time in his life.

 

Synopsis written by: Cannes

息子が出生時に病院で取り違えられた別の子どもだったことを知らされた父親が抱く苦悩や葛藤を描いたドラマ。大手建設会社に勤務し、都心の高級マンションで妻と息子と暮らす野々宮良多は、人生の勝ち組で誰もがうらやむエリート街道を歩んできた。そんなある日、病院からの電話で、6歳になる息子が出生時に取り違えられた他人の子どもだと判明する。妻のみどりや取り違えの起こった相手方の斎木夫妻は、それぞれ育てた子どもを手放すことに苦しむが、どうせなら早い方がいいという良多の意見で、互いの子どもを“交換”することになるが……。

監督    是枝裕和
キャスト     福山雅治、尾野真千子、真木よう子、リリー・フランキー、二宮慶多 他

Synopsis written by: Eiga

Screenings

Sunday, October 13 5:45 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
Tuesday, October 15 3:45 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed
Sunday, October 20 8:00 PM Dole Cannery B Date Passed

Cast & Crew

Director Hirokazu Koreeda
Screenwriter Hirokazu Koreeda
Producer Chihiro Kameyama, Tatsuro Hatanaka, Tom Yoda
Executive Producer Yasushi Ogawa, Chiaki Harada, Satomi Odake
Cast Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yoko Maki, Lily Franky, Yoko Maki, Keita Ninomiya, Hwang Sho-gen, Jun Kunimura, Kirin Kiki, Isao Natsuyagi, Jun Fubuki
Cinematographer Mikiya Takimoto
Production Designer Keiko Mitsumatsu
Editor Hirokazu Koreeda
Associate Producer Megumi Osawa
Costume Designer Kazuko Kurosawa, Misako Kajimoto
Music Director Shin Yasui
Music Composer Junichi Matsumoto, Takashi Mori, Takeshi Matsubara
Sound Yutaka Tsurumaki

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