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Ashura no gotoku (original title)
The ups and downs of the Takezawa family after one of the four daughters found out that their father had been in an unknown love affair.

Director:

Yoshimitsu Morita

Writers:

Kuniko Mukôda (original teleplay), Tomomi Tsutsui
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Cast

Cast overview:
Shinobu Ôtake Shinobu Ôtake ... Tsunako Mitamura - First Daughter
Hitomi Kuroki Hitomi Kuroki ... Makiko Satomi - Second Daughter
Eri Fukatsu ... Takiko Takezawa - Third Daughter
Kyoko Fukada ... Sakiko Kamiuchi - Fourth Daughter
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Kotaro Takezawa
Kaoru Yachigusa ... Takezawa Fuji
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Takao Satomi
Shidô Nakamura ... Shizuo Katsumata
Rikiya Kurokawa Rikiya Kurokawa ... Hidemitsu Jinnai (as Rikiya)
Mitsugorô Bandô Mitsugorô Bandô
Kaori Momoi
Misako Konno Misako Konno ... Tomoko Tsuchiya
Yoshino Kimura ... Keiko Akagi
Tôru Masuoka Tôru Masuoka ... Ogata
Masami Nagasawa ... Yoko Satomi
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The ups and downs of the Takezawa family after one of the four daughters found out that their father had been in an unknown love affair.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 November 2003 (Japan) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,116,833
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Has its moments, but
17 February 2005 | by KFLSee all my reviews

Kind of hard to recommend this one highly. Ashura no Gotoku is a soap opera-ish story covering a couple of years in the lives of four sisters, their parents, and their husbands, fiances, and illicit lovers. Based on a novel by Kuniko Mukouda, one of the most popular female novelists in postwar Japan, and reputedly autobiographical--she is represented by the third sister Takiko, who wears glasses and is socially maladroit at first, but undergoes a dramatic transformation (always a good clue to the authorship of the story).

The plot mostly revolves around how the four women try to cope with the fact that their father, though in his 70's, has taken a lover, despite continuing to live together with their mother. Although the storyline has some overdone and even ludicrous scenes, it does manage to hit some high points, particularly the scenes which underscore how, when all is said and done, it is wonderful to have siblings to confide in and draw strength from, even when you don't always see eye-to-eye with them.


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