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Rendan (2001)

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Sasaki Shoutarou
Yûki Amami ...
Sasaki Namiko
Keika Fukitsuka ...
Sasaki Mari
Yuta Minowa ...
Sasaki Touru
Sawa Suzuki ...
Ohsawa no tsuma
Hairi Katagiri ...
Bengoshi
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Ohsawa
Reiko Matsuo ...
Ritsuko
Joji Matsuoka ...
Cook
Mitsuhiro Oikawa ...
Tanimura Masaki
Chikau Satô
Yasue Satô ...
Staff at piano course
Yûta Sone ...
Mori (as Hideki Sone)
Yôji Tanaka ...
Customer
Kanji Tsuda ...
Ramen-ya no kyaku
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31 March 2001 (Japan)  »

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Quartet for Two  »

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A complex, sometimes grim, frequently hilarious family comedy.
8 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

Rendan is a wonderfully engrossing film, from the first shot onward. It's the story of a family in crisis, and while it doesn't shy away from serious portrayals of the pain involved, it handles the whole thing with a focus on absurdity. As a result, the film is moving, perceptive, and still extremely funny.

The characters--all of them, but especially the main characters--are fascinating, bizarre, and believable. The children have, for once, as full and complex characters as the adults, which prevents the movie from ever sinking into sentimentality.

Hey, Japan--I'll give you Hollywood if you'll give me your movie industry. Deal?


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