Soshite chichi ni naru

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Soshite chichi ni naru

Like Father, Like Son

Koreeda Hirokazu
Japan, 2013
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

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Soshite chichi ni naru

Koreeda Hirokazu
Japan, 2013
Fiction, 120min, OmeU

Cast: 
Fukuyama Masaharu
Ryota
Ono Machiko
Midori
Maki Yoko
Yukari
Lily Franky
Yudai
Screenplay: 
Koreeda Hirokazu
Sound: 
Tsurumak Yutaka
Okase Akihiko
Camera: 
Takimoto Mikiya
Editor: 
Koreeda Hirokazu
Composer: 
Matsumoto Junichi
Mori Takashi
Matsubara Takeshi
Decoration: 
Mitsumatsu Keiko
Costume: 
Kurosawa Kazuko
Kajimoto Misako

Production: 
Fuji Television Network, Amuse Inc., Gaga Corporation
World Sales: 
Wild Bunch
Distribution in Austria: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

Reshaping a classic babies-switched-at-birth plot into a thoughtful exploration of the meaning of parenthood, Koreeda Hirokazu’s LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON is a supple treatment of familial bonds, expectations and responsibilities that reverberates with heartrending impact. The age-old nature-vs.-nurture debate emerges naturally from a comparison between two very different families, but it’s the story’s intent focus on one father’s intimacy issues and redemptive transformation that makes the film so sublimely moving. (Maggie Lee)