2014, Colour, Japan, Focus on World Cinema


Production Team

Director : Hirochi Chono

Screenwriter : Teruo Abe. D’après le roman de/Based on the novel by: Takayoshi Honda

Cinematographer : Shinya Kimura

Editor : Osamu Suzuki

Cast : Yutaka Takenouchi, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Kentaro Sakaguchi, Yuina Kuroshima, Yuto Ikeda, Jun Kunimura

Music : Takatsugu Muramatsu

Film production and Sales : Prod.: Harue Miyake, Shu Kamigaso, KATSU-do, 5-18-21 Shijuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160 0022 (Japon), / Yoshimoto Creative Agency Co., Ltd., Tokyo (Japon).



A father, a mother, an elder son, a daughter and a younger son. A family of five. To all appearances, a perfectly normal, happy family. However it turns out that none of them have a blood relationship. Each of them has a sad story and separate families of their own. Does being related by blood, make a family? Or if they live together, does it make them a family? When people learn to connect with others, when they are placed in a difficult situation, how do they react for a family? This is a film about people who were hurt by family, but saved by family.



Japanese filmaker Hiroshi Chono apprenticed as assistant director on half a dozen features: IKISUDAMA (2001), A LAUGHING FROG (2002), THE GRUDGE (2004), LADY JOKER (2004), KUTATSU NEKO (2007) and Hideyuki Hirayama’s CODENAME FOX (2001). He made his own directorial debut in 2007 with THE SIGNS OF LOVE.



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