MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 7,007 this week

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

 |  Drama  |  30 January 2010 (Japan)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 399 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 13 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 31 titles
created 28 Aug 2011
 
list image
a list of 43 titles
created 28 Feb 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 31 Jul 2012
 
a list of 7 titles
created 31 Mar 2013
 
a list of 1441 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: About Her Brother (2010)

About Her Brother (2010) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of About Her Brother.
1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô
The Continent (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three men go on a road trip to find a new life away from the island they live on.

Director: Han Han
Stars: Shaofeng Feng, Wallace Chung, Bo-lin Chen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two actors. One play. Can the differences between the two egocentric men be put aside for the sake of friendship and theatre?

Director: Philippe Le Guay
Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Lambert Wilson, Maya Sansa
Pale Moon (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mellow drama following the moral decline of a housewife turned bank employee who embezzles a fortune from her customers and indulges in an affair with a younger man. Set in 1994, shortly after the burst of Japan's economic bubble.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida
Stars: Rie Miyazawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Renji Ishibashi
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

During the time of change of the mid-19th Century, Yaichiro is bid farewell by his fellow samurai friends Munezo and Samon as he leaves their clan's fiefdom on the northwest coast of Japan ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Masatoshi Nagase, Takako Matsu, Hidetaka Yoshioka
Comedy | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Stephen Chow, Hong Kong's biggest star and international comic genius, leads a great cast of new faces and old favorites to take on ghostbusting in a film full of both laughs and thrills.

Director: Jeffrey Lau
Stars: Stephen Chow, Karen Mok, Ka-Yan Leung
Vexille (2007)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Japan, 2077: A female agent named Vexille is dispatched to Tokyo to investigate whether Japanese are developing robotic technology, which has been banned by the U.N. due to its potential threat to humankind.

Director: Fumihiko Sori
Stars: Meisa Kuroki, Shôsuke Tanihara, Yasuko Matsuyuki
Transylmania (2009)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Spoof horror in which a group of college kids do a semester abroad in Romania and realise that if the partying doesn't kill them, the vampires just might!

Directors: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand
Stars: Patrick Cavanaugh, James DeBello, Tony Denman
Music Within (2007)
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.

Director: Steven Sawalich
Stars: Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Brooklyn, 1985. With the mob world as a backdrop, three life-long friends struggle with questions of love, loss and loyalty.

Director: Michael Corrente
Stars: Paulo Araujo, Daniel Tay, Ty Thomas Reed
Time Served (TV Movie 1999)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  

When a boy kills his abusive stepfather in self-defense, his mother takes the blame and gets sentenced to a long prison term. The warden is corrupt and forces hot inmates to work as strippers in a local nightclub. Is it a way out?

Director: Glen Pitre
Stars: Catherine Oxenberg, Jeff Fahey, Louise Fletcher
Lasting (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An idyllic summer job holiday in Spain suddenly turns traumatic for a couple of young Polish students in love.

Director: Jacek Borcuch
Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Magdalena Berus, Ángela Molina
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Yuriko Ishida
Sayuri Yoshinaga
Fumiyo Kohinata
Haruko Katô
Takashi Sasano
Nenji Kobayashi
Masahiro Nakai
Midoriko Kimura
Gajirô Satô
Kôen Kondô
Tsurube Shôfukutei
Leo Morimoto
Mae Ohtsuka
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Never too late to find the right place.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 January 2010 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

About Her Brother  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss About Her Brother (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page