Manbiki kazoku

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Manbiki kazoku

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Koreeda Hirokazu
Japan, 2018
Features, 121min, OmdU

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Manbiki kazoku

Koreeda Hirokazu
Japan, 2018
Features, 121min, OmdU

Cast: 
Kirin Kiki
Shibata Hatsue
Lily Franky
Shibata Osamu
Ikematsu Sosuke
4 ban-san
Ando Sakura
Shibata Nobuyo
Mayu Matsuoka
Shibata Aki
Screenplay: 
Koreeda Hirokazu
Sound: 
Tomita Kazuhiko
Camera: 
Kondo Ryuto
Editor: 
Koreeda Hirokazu
Composer: 
Hosono Haruomi
Decoration: 
Mitsumatsu Keiko
Costume: 
Kurosawa Kazuko

Production: 
AOI Promotion
GAGA
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen
Format: 
DCP
Color

Koreeda Hirokazu has always been interested primarily in families, especially in children. It is his way to talk about modern Japanese society, which is obviously permeated by moral codes and communal traditions, and, less often taken into account, by the structuring of lifes through housing and infrastructure. The family in MANBIKI KAZOKU lives in a small house in a conspicuous location: it almost seems like this is an old building gone into hiding in the midst of a city. And the people sharing this place are also interested in a certain degree of invisibility: they are a family of outcasts, related not by blood but by circumstances of precarity. Head of the family is an old lady who simply did not want to die alone. So she took people in, step by step assembling an ersatz kinfolk. Koreeda starts his story with another addition: Juri, a fugitive child, finds shelter with Granny Shibata and her tender bunch. Would this have to be considered practical solidarity, or a kidnapping? Koreeda dedicates the final parts of his movie to an ofcial view on something institutions will never fully grasp: MANBIKI KAZOKU is a wonderful testimony to an intuitive humanism. (Bert Rebhandl)

Koreeda Hirokazu: WITHOUT MEMORY (1996), AFTER LIFE (1998), DISTANCE (2001), NOBODY KNOWS (2003), HANA – THE TALE OF A RELUCTANT SAMURAI (2004), STILL WALKING (2008), AIR DOLL (2009), THE DAYS AFTER (2010), I WISH (2011), LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (2013), OUR LITTLE SISTER (2015), AFTER THE STORM (2016), THE THIRD MURDER (2017)