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The Taste of Tea (2004)
"Cha no aji" (original title)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  20 April 2005 (France)
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A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Maya Banno ...
Sachiko Haruno - daughter
Takahiro Satô ...
Hajime Haruno - son
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Ayano Haruno - uncle
Satomi Tezuka ...
Yoshiko Haruno - mother
Tatsuya Gashûin ...
Akira Todoroki - grandpa
Tomoko Nakajima ...
Akira Terako
Ikki Todoroki ...
Himself
Tomokazu Miura ...
Nobuo Haruno - father
Anna Tsuchiya ...
Aoi Suzuishi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Saki Aibu ...
Hotaru
Hideaki Anno ...
Kasugabe
Keisuke Horibe ...
Man in Noodle Shop
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Rokutaro Hamadayama
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(as Yuriko Kikuchi)
Kirin Kin ...
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A spell of time in the life of a family living in rural Tochigi prefecture, north of Tokyo. Though her husband is busy working at an office, Yoshiko is not an ordinary housewife, instead working on an animated film project at home. Uncle Ayano has recently arrived, looking to get his head together after living in Tokyo for several years. Meanwhile, Yoshiko's daughter Sachiko is mainly concerned with why she seems to be followed around everywhere by a giant version of herself. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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absurd humor and poetry - don't miss it!
5 July 2004 | by (switzerland) – See all my reviews

Really fantastic! Ishii offers us a great moment of dream, with humor, absurdity and poetry. Some kind of Non Identified Movie that you quite don't see any more. Everything is built around a little girl getting exhausted by her giant imaginary double. She has a manga-designer mother, a reserved father, a fist-in-love brother, a nut grandfather and a mysterious uncle. This delirious and particular family will follow its path through more than two hours of slow poetry, giving the audience a wonderful time. Don't miss it if you have any chance of watching it, you'll be dreaming in a theater!


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