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About Her Brother (2010)
"Otôto" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  30 January 2010 (Japan)
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Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yuriko Ishida
Sayuri Yoshinaga
Fumiyo Kohinata
Masahiro Nakai
Haruko Katô
Tsurube Shôfukutei
Takashi Sasano
Nenji Kobayashi
Leo Morimoto
Midoriko Kimura
Kôen Kondô
Sôtarô Tanaka
Medaka Ikeno
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Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's wedding day also brings homes Ginko's younger brother Tetsuro, a failed actor and a hard drinker who shows up causing trouble. Having covered for him all her life, Ginko is ready to disown her burdensome younger brother, but some things are easier said than done... Written by Anonymous

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Very fine film
13 May 2011 | by (Japan) – See all my reviews

After enjoying "Kabe" immensely, I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. It did not disappoint. It had all the Yoji Yamada touches. The strong central characters with comic relief provided by the excellent supporting cast. The sense of changing seasons. The low angle Ozu-type end-of-scene shots. Most of all, the celebration of the lives of regular people and a heartfelt salute to those who quietly give their all, everyday. Like all Yamada movies, this movie is full of heart - you laugh, you cry. There are no special effects and no animation - just a lot of love. I will watch anything this guy writes or directs. I'm glad the Berlin Film Festival Board seems to feel the same way too.


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