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Directed by: Hirokazu Koreeda 2013 | 120 min.

Section: Spotlight on Japan

Premiere: Hawaii


Sponsored by:

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


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


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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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