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Jutai (1991)

A hard working salaryman takes off five days from his busy job and sets off with his wife and two children to visit his parents in his hometown for the 1991 new year holidays. He decides ... See full summary »

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Mitsuo Kurotsuchi
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Credited cast:
Ken'ichi Hagiwara Ken'ichi Hagiwara ... Rinzo Fuji, Father
Hitomi Kuroki Hitomi Kuroki ... Harue, Mother
Junko Takarada Junko Takarada ... Satomi, Daughter
Shingo Yuzawa Shingo Yuzawa ... Daisuke, Son
Emiko Azuma Emiko Azuma ... Setsu, Grandmother
Katsuo Nakamura ... Gennai Sakamoto
Eiji Okada ... Ichimatsu, Grandfather
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jun Hamamura Jun Hamamura ... Uncle Minoru
Hiroshi Inuzuka Hiroshi Inuzuka ... Endo, Captain of the ship
Rino Katase ... Chika Tono
Asei Kobayashi Asei Kobayashi ... Doctor
Kanta Ogata Kanta Ogata ... Shota Inaba
Kinzô Sakura Kinzô Sakura ... Police
Misa Shimizu ... Natsumi Ashikawa
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A hard working salaryman takes off five days from his busy job and sets off with his wife and two children to visit his parents in his hometown for the 1991 new year holidays. He decides that they will go by car to save on expenses. Unfortunately, the long drive from Tokyo to his hometown becomes a much longer journey than expected due to traffic, sickness and other misfortunes and by the time they arrive three days later, they only have time for a short but happy visit. Written by Kevin Risch <krisch@intranet.on.ca>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 April 1991 (Japan) See more »

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Traffic Jam See more »

Filming Locations:

Kasaoka, Okayama, Japan See more »

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Stereo

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Humorous yet heartfelt look at family vacations
1 February 1999 | by Kit-18See all my reviews

This was an enjoyable film on several levels. First, imagine one of the countless National Lampoon Vacation movies, but set in Japan and played less broadly and more realistically. Anyone who's shared the myriad experiences of a road trip with the family will laugh and cringe (probably at the same time)at the family's misfortunes (a traffic accident with a truckload of pigs, sleeping in the car due to a lack of a hotel, running out of gas, money and patience all at the worst possible time). However, for all the misfortunes the family endures during the trip to Hagiwara san's home in Shikoku, the key to this movie's success for me was the relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, and father and returning son. Very funny movie but also touching too. Highly recommended.


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