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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 »

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Kasaoka, Okayama, Japan See more »

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Going home
27 February 1999 | by DBsoxSee all my reviews

A terrific film. A working man and his family set out by car to visit his parents over the New Year's holiday. Although the film works as a "trip from hell"-type comedy, what shines through is its commentary on Japanese life, obligation, and reconnecting with your roots. The final scene between father and son is as touching as any I've seen. Wonderfully acted and deeply human, I highly recommend this film.


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