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)
Reviews
1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on childhood days of Teruyo Nogami.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mayumi Tanaka, Chieko Baishô
Chiisai ouchi (2014)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume
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
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in post-World War II Japan, midwife Nobuko is resolved to move on as she stands at the grave of her son Koji who died, alongside thousands of others, when the Americans dropped an ... See full summary »

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Sayuri Yoshinaga, Kazunari Ninomiya, Haru Kuroki
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
Fune wo amu (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, 'The Great Passage.' In the eclectic team, he becomes ... See full summary »

Director: Yûya Ishii
Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Aoi Miyazaki, Joe Odagiri
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Were people's lives changed by having known Yonosuke?

Director: Shûichi Okita
Stars: Jun Kunimura, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Ayumi Itô
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A 21-year-old girl is released from prison, only to deal with the neighborhood gossip about her and family conflicts. She decides to save one million yen, move to where no one knows her and keep repeating the process.

Director: Yuki Tanada
Stars: Yû Aoi, Mirai Moriyama, Pierre Taki
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A 19th-century samurai tries to protect a battered wife.

Director: Yôji Yamada
Stars: Hiroyuki Sanada, Rie Miyazawa, Nenji Kobayashi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Directors: Tsutomu Abe, Yôji Yamada
Stars: Hana Ebise, Yoshihiro Usami, Sôtarô Tanaka
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Toru Nagata
...
Koharu Takano
Yuriko Ishida ...
Chiyaki Komiyana
Sayuri Yoshinaga ...
Ginko
Tsurube Shôfukutei ...
Tano Tetsuro
Haruko Katô ...
Kinuyo Takano
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Susumu Komiyama
Masahiro Nakai ...
Hotel Employee
Takashi Sasano ...
Maruyama
La Salle Ishii ...
Policeman
Midoriko Kimura ...
Hitomi Ohara
Nenji Kobayashi ...
Syohei Tano
Narumi Kayashima ...
Tano Nobuko
Leo Morimoto ...
Doctor Endo
Gajirô Satô ...
Udon Delivery Man
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 Otôto (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?