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Family comedy 1998
Cast: Koichi Sato, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Yuki Saito
This film won the FIPRESCI Award given by the International Film Critics Federation at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival.
Hiroshi and Mizuho live an ordinary suburban life in Japan with their child. When Mizuho’s father dies, her mother comes to live with the couple. Soon after, Hiroshi is accosted by a strange old man who claims to be his long lost father. Hiroshi’s mother had told him that his father died to spare the family the shame of the truth that he had abandoned them. Now Hiroshi feels obliged to offer his father a place to stay, but the old man turns the household upside-down with his disreputable ways.
Film presented by the Consulate-General of Japan, The University of Waikato, The Japan Cultural Centre, Sydney (The Japan Foundation).