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Toru Nagata (as Ryô Kase)
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Koharu Takano
Yuriko Ishida ...
Chiyaki Komiyana
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Ginko
Nenji Kobayashi ...
Syohei Tano
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Susumu Komiyama
Haruko Katô ...
Kinuyo Takano
Masahiro Nakai ...
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Tsurube Shôfukutei ...
Tano Tetsuro
Leo Morimoto ...
Doctor Endo
Takashi Sasano ...
Maruyama
Midoriko Kimura ...
Hitomi Ohara
Kôen Kondô ...
Doctor Hamamura
Narumi Kayashima ...
Tano Nobuko
Gajirô Satô ...
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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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Some Wry Humor But Really Depressing
30 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie in flight on Cathy Pacific between Beijing and Hong Kong.

Yoshinaga Sayuri still looks amazingly good given her age. Yu Aoi is somewhat wasted in a supporting role. Most of the movie is about the relationship between Yoshinaga Sayuri's character and her life-long loser little brother. Although the start of the movie is sort of funny in a cringe inducing way, as the movie progresses the little bit of funniness disappears and it drags on and on in the misery. Perhaps the dedication of the all volunteer hospice shown in the movie is somehow supposed to be uplifting. Of course technical aspects of the movie are fine - well shot with elegant understated photography.


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