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M/Other (1999)

Tetsuro is living with his young girlfriend Aki in a pleasant house in Tokyo. They both spend a lot of time at their jobs. However their routine is upset when Tetsuro brings his 8 year old ... See full summary »

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Nobuhiro Suwa
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Cast

Credited cast:
Tomokazu Miura ... Tetsuro
Makiko Watanabe ... Aki
Ryudai Takahashi Ryudai Takahashi ... Shun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hiroo Fuseya Hiroo Fuseya ... Real estate agent
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Tetsuro is living with his young girlfriend Aki in a pleasant house in Tokyo. They both spend a lot of time at their jobs. However their routine is upset when Tetsuro brings his 8 year old son Shun to live with them, while his ex-wife recovers from a car accident. Aki is annoyed because she was not asked, and she knows that she will have to do the bulk of the work in caring for him. This forces Aki to reevaluate her relationship, and decide whether she is to remain a modern working woman, or become a mother. Written by Will Gilbert

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Japanese

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23 October 1999 (Japan) See more »

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Mitera See more »

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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2000 (#06) See more »

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One of the best film of 1999 Cannes Film Festival
18 January 2000 | by FBrincaSee all my reviews

I had the chance to see M/Other at the 1999 Cannes International Film Festival and it was clearly the best film I saw there. The plot is extremely simple, the film-making is extremely sober but I never saw a couples intimacy so well pictured. It's moving, beautiful, it's a clear 10/10.


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