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After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2016)

Comedy, Drama

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Writer: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Lily Franky, Hiroshi Abe, YĆ“ko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi

Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda tells the story of a struggling novelist, now working as a private detective, attempting to reconcile with his aging mother, ex-wife and 11-year-old son. As a typhoon passes, they end up spending the night together in his mother’s Tokyo apartment, but things don’t go particularly well for this fractured family.

Plot summary from IMDb: Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

Awards: 2 wins & 12 nominations.
Runtime: 118 min
Not R



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