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Like Father, Like Son -- Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.

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Director:
Writer:
Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 September 2013 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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22 wins & 43 nominations See more »
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Another fantastic emotional film from Koreeda. See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Masaharu Fukuyama ... Ryota Nonomiya
Machiko Ono ... Midori Nonomiya
Yôko Maki ... Yukari Saiki

Lily Franky ... Yudai Saiki (as Lily Frankie)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Fubuki ... Nobuko Nonomiya

Shôgen Hwang ... Ryusei Saiki
Arata Iura

Kirin Kiki ... Riko Ishizeki

Jun Kunimura ... Kazushi Kamiyama

Megumi Morisaki
Yuri Nakamura

Isao Natsuyagi ... Ryosuke Nonomiya
Keita Ninomiya ... Keita Nonomiya
Hiroshi Ohkôchi
Kazuya Takahashi

Pierre Taki (as Piêru Taki)
Tetsushi Tanaka

Directed by
Hirokazu Koreeda 
 
Writing credits
Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)

Produced by
Chiaki Harada .... executive producer
Tatsuro Hatanaka .... chief executive producer
Chihiro Kameyama .... chief executive producer
Kaoru Matsuzaki .... producer
Yasuyuki Niino .... line producer
Satomi Odake .... executive producer
Yasushi Ogawa .... executive producer
Megumi Osawa .... associate producer
Hijiri Taguchi .... producer
Tom Yoda .... chief executive producer
 
Original Music by
Takeshi Matsubara (co-composer)
Junichi Matsumoto (co-composer)
Takashi Mori (co-composer)
 
Cinematography by
Mikiya Takimoto 
 
Film Editing by
Hirokazu Koreeda 
 
Casting by
Toshie Tabata 
 
Production Design by
Keiko Mitsumatsu 
 
Art Direction by
Kazunari Hattori 
 
Set Decoration by
Akiko Matsuba 
 
Makeup Department
Narumi Furukawa .... make up & hair artist
Rieko Minami .... assistant make-up and hair artist
Hiromi Momose .... make up & hair artist
Muranaka Sachie .... makeup & hair: support
 
Production Management
Yu Kumagai .... production manager
Shigetoshi Nakamura .... post-production manager
Yasuharu Suido .... production management
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kaoru Endô .... second assistant director
Atsushi Kaneshige .... assistant director
Kae Takeyari .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Ayu Hasuike .... production design support
Nohara Ichijo .... prop master
Nami Iijima .... food stylist
Umi Itai .... assistant food stylist
Takeshi Kanabayashi .... production design support
Daichi Kobayashi .... production design support
Nonoko Matsui .... production design support
Ayako Matsuo .... assistant set decorator
Nobuya Mochinaga .... production design support
Toshiharu Nakamae .... production design support
Shigeyuki Sasano .... production design support
Shusaku Tsukamoto .... assistant set decorator
 
Sound Department
Miyuki Horiuchi .... foley artist
Ken Iizuka .... sound assistant
Hirotoshi Oguro .... sound assistant
Akihiko Okase .... foley artist
Akihiko Okase .... sound effects editor
Shuichi Tanaka .... studio engineer
Kazuhiko Tomita .... sound assistant
Yutaka Tsurumaki .... sound
Shintaro Yamaguchi .... studio engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Hisashi Nemoto .... d.i. editor: assistant
Masahiro Osaka .... scanning
Saori Sekiguchi .... titles
Tsutomu Suga .... compositor
Naotaka Takahashi .... d.i. editor
Teruo Tsuda .... titles
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Norikiyo Fujii .... lighting
Tomoko Hasegawa .... making of
Satoshi Hori .... lighting assistant
Gen Ito .... assistant cameraman
Tomoshi Kosaco .... lighting assistant (as Kosako Tomoshi)
Shigeto Kunii .... assistant cameraman
Haruki Ohori .... lighting assistant
Naoko Onuma .... making of
Taku Sakuuchi .... lighting assistant
Shinya Sato .... still photographer & making-of
Yasuhisa Shiomi .... grip: support
Mikiya Takimoto .... still photographer
Satoshi Tani .... lighting assistant
Teruyoshi Toyota .... assistant still photographer
Tsunenobu Tsukimura .... key grip
Sayaka Watanabe .... still photographer: management
Yoshiaki Yamamoto .... assistant still photographer
Hironori Yamasaki .... assistant cameraman
 
Casting Department
Yoko Sugiyama .... casting: scheduler
Yoko Yamashita .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Misako Kajimoto .... stylist
Kazuko Kurosawa .... stylist
Sayaka Takahashi .... stylist: support
 
Editorial Department
Akihiko Eguchi .... dcp: coordinator
Megumi Hashiba .... negative cutter
Daisuke Kawashima .... lab coordinator
Kentaro Kusaka .... lab manager
Mayuna Naito .... telecine: key code
Koji Okada .... lab coordinator
Wataru Shimogawara .... telecine: key code
Morio Takahashi .... color timer
Kazuki Tanahashi .... colorist
Tazuhisa Tanno .... dcp
Yusuke Yamada .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Fumitsugu Abe .... location manager
Kazushi Aoyama .... assistant location manager
Naoyuki Sakamoto .... assistant location manager
Noriaki Taga .... assistant location manager
 
Music Department
Takeshi Matsubara .... original score
Junichi Matsumoto .... original score
Junichi Matsumoto .... piano
Takashi Mori .... original score
Ikuko Nishikawa .... piano
Keiko Shinozaki .... music director
Shin Yasui .... music producer
 
Transportation Department
Hideyuki Hanya .... driver
Motomi Hashimoto .... driver
Katsuaki Inoue .... driver
Tomoyuki Koyama .... driver
Hirokazu Tanaka .... driver
 
Other crew
Hiroshi Adachi .... direction support
Yoshiko Araki .... production accountant
Yuya Chihara .... marketing
Hirokazu Fujisawa .... direction support
Toru Hayakawa .... production support (as Hayakawa Tooru)
Nanako Hirose .... assistant to director
Nao Ichihara .... direction support
Shizumi Inoue .... production support
Eiji Kitahara .... assistant to director
Hiroki Kubota .... direction support
Tsuyoshi Matsushita .... marketing manager
Takao Mizuno .... theatrical distribution: manager
Shoichi Morimoto .... direction support
Masami Morita .... nursing advisor
Chieko Nemoto .... marketing
Hisashi Numata .... dialect coach
Kenichi Ohashi .... marketing
Shoko Okamura .... assistant to director
Kentaro Onizuka .... trailer
Keiko Oyama .... production accountant
Hirofumi Sugahara .... legal consultant
Miho Tomita .... script supervisor
Tomoko Watanabe .... marketing producer
 
Thanks
Misako Asahina .... special thanks: for production design
Fudousan Daimaru .... special thanks: for location
Kohei Imanaka .... special thanks: for script & editing
Yoshihiro Ito .... special thanks: for production design
Yuichi Ito .... special thanks: for production design
Mizuki Iwamoto .... special thanks
Yuki Koitabashi .... special thanks: for production design
Masayuki Matsuda .... special thanks: for production design
Ayano Matsushita .... special thanks: for production design
Yuusuke Minamibayashi .... special thanks: for location
Kouichi Miura .... special thanks: for production design
Kousuke Miyagi .... special thanks: for production design
Chieri Nakayama .... special thanks: for production design
Kiyotaka Narukawa .... special thanks: for production design
Yuko Nihonmatsu .... special thanks
Miwa Nishikawa .... special thanks: for script & editing
Shintaro Ono .... special thanks
Ai Otake .... special thanks
Kensetsu Saikou .... special thanks: for location
Yuki Saitou .... special thanks: for location
Toshihiko Sakurai .... special thanks
Yumeka Sayama .... special thanks: for location
Shigekatsu Shirakuma .... special thanks: for interviews
Hiroki Sugaya .... special thanks: for production design
Mami Sunada .... special thanks: for script & editing
Zenichi Tachita .... special thanks: for production design
Shizuo Takahashi .... special thanks: for interviews
Shokai Tsutaya .... special thanks: for location
Tomonao Watanabe .... special thanks: for production design
Kohei Yamaji .... special thanks: for location
 

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Also Known As:
"Soshite chichi ni naru" - Japan (original title)
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121 min
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In the film Masaharu Fukuyama's character can be seen using a Canon camera. In reality he is sponsored by the company.See more »
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26 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Another fantastic emotional film from Koreeda., 16 October 2013
Author: Mikael Coconutism Anathema from Oslo, Norway

The story is about two Japanese families who got their sons exchanged at birth but only to find out about it 6 years later. The big dilemma that both families face is whether to switch children or not. The main strength of this film is the unique story and the complexities that comes with this theme. Already from the start when both families meet a lot of tensions occur due to the different backgrounds and personalities of the characters. The acting performances are top notch creating a convincing scenario between these families. Koreeda has always been good with handling fun and deep family stories with underlying conflicts. A masterful combination of both humour and grief. This film will make you both laugh and cry. As always in Koreeda films the children are the biggest reasons for enjoying his films. Full of charisma and innocence pulling us through a emotional journey from start to end.

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