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Tokyo Sonata (2008)
"Tôkyô sonata" (original title)

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An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

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An ordinary Japanese family slowly disintegrates after its patriarch loses his job at a prominent company.

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Every family has its secrets. [USA release]

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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27 September 2008 (Japan)  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

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$28,345 (USA) (13 March 2009)

Gross:

$277,315 (USA) (16 October 2009)
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Enjoy with a Japanese family common problems
22 February 2009 | by (Peru) – See all my reviews

After Kiyoshi Kurosawa's film Sakebi (2006), a horror one, comes out his last film Tokyo Sonata in which funny, dramatic, passionate and frustrated attitudes seem to be each one of the characters of the four personages in this film (the husband, the mother, the youngest son and the oldest son respectively) which catches spectator interest through the life of this Japanese middle-class traditional family. With a simply story depicted in Tokyo city and structured with events which show social-economic issues of ordinary people who try to manage without the century present problems, there is no lost for watching Tokyo Sonata. Also, enjoyable the breath of Japanese culture representation.


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