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Hirokazu Koreeda (writer)
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Release Date:
17 April 1999 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
What is the one memory you would take with you?
Plot:
After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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(44 articles)
Like Father, Like Son Blu-ray Review
 (From The Hollywood News. 29 April 2014, 3:00 AM, PDT)

DreamWorks To Remake Hirokazu Kore-eda's Cannes Prize Winning 'Like Father, Like Son'
 (From The Playlist. 29 August 2013, 5:22 PM, PDT)


 (From Alt Film Guide. 26 May 2013, 7:37 PM, PDT)

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A quietly stunning fantasy as documentary. See more (101 total) »

Cast

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Arata Iura ... Takashi Mochizuki, counsellor (as Arata)
Erika Oda ... Shiori Satonaka, trainee counsellor
Susumu Terajima ... Satoru Kawashima, counsellor
Takashi Naitô ... Takuro Sugie, counsellor
Kyôko Kagawa ... Kyoko Watanabe, Ichiro's Wife
Kei Tani ... Kennosuke Nakamura, boss
Taketoshi Naitô ... Ichiro Watanabe, who cannot choose his favourite experience
Tôru Yuri ... Gisuke Shoda, who talks about sex
Yûsuke Iseya ... Yusuke Iseya, who refuses to choose his experience
Sayaka Yoshino ... Kana Yoshino, talks about Disneyland
Kazuko Shirakawa ... Nobuko Amano, who talks about her affair with a married man
Kôtarô Shiga ... Kenji Yamamoto, who wants to forget his past
Hisako Hara ... Kiyo Nishimura, old lady who loves cherry blossoms
Sadao Abe ... Ichiro (as young man)
Natsuo Ishidô ... Kyoko Watanabe as a young woman
Tomomi Hiraiwa ... Receptionist
Tae Kimura ... Dining Hall Worker
Yasuhiro Kasamatsu
Akio Yokoyama ... Security Guard
Miyako Yamaguchi ... Dining Hall Worker
Kazuji Araki ... Dead Man
Kunio Endo ... Dead Man
Michi Okuma ... Dead Woman
Shinichiro Okuno ... Dead Man
Yoshitaka Kaneko ... Dead Man
Keigyoku Kane ... Dead Man
Yone Kori ... Dead Woman
Masaaki Kojima ... Dead Man
Terumasa Takahashi ... Dead Man
Chie Takamatsu ... Dead Woman
Kimiko Tatara ... Dead Woman
Toshio Nomoto ... Dead Man
Nanae Hirakawa ... Dead Woman
Taro Bundo ... Dead Man
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Directed by
Hirokazu Koreeda 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hirokazu Koreeda  writer

Produced by
Masayuki Akieda .... producer
Shiho Sato .... producer
Yutaka Shigenobu .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Yasuhiro Kasamatsu 
 
Cinematography by
Masayoshi Sukita 
Yutaka Yamazaki 
 
Film Editing by
Hirokazu Koreeda 
 
Production Design by
Hideo Gunji 
Toshihiro Isomi 
 
Sound Department
Osamu Takizawa .... sound designer
Osamu Takizawa .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Yuzuru Sato .... gaffer
 
Other crew
Linda Hoaglund .... subtitler: English
 

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Also Known As:
"Wandâfuru raifu" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
Brazil:118 min | Argentina:118 min
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Was released on DVD in France in 2010, 11 years after its 1999 theatrical release in the country.See more »
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References Rebecca (1940)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A quietly stunning fantasy as documentary., 6 December 1999
Author: Darragh O' Donoghue (hitch1899_@hotmail.com) from Dublin, Ireland

One of the few masterpieces of the year, and a rare sighting of a new talent who will surely become one of the greats. Fantasy is once again shown to be the most flexible of all forms - it can sustain profound metaphysical questions as well as examinations into Japanese history, culture and society. But, most importantly, it is the true form to examine people - their hopes and desires, fears and failures. Despite the buff hue and downbeat tone, AFTER LIFE is a comedy, it celebrates life even as it ends, even as it disappoints. It also makes the strongest case for - and against - filmmaking in recent memory.

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