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Hanging Garden (2005)

Kûchû teien (original title)
A family struggling to live together even with the outrageous behaviors from each family members.

Director:

Toshiaki Toyoda

Writers:

Mitsuyo Kakuta (novel), Toshiaki Toyoda (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kyôko Koizumi ... Eriko Kyobashi
Anne Suzuki ... Mana Kyobashi (as An Suzuki)
Itsuji Itao ... Takashi Kyobashi
Masahiro Hirota Masahiro Hirota ... Ko Kyobashi
Jun Kunimura ... Eriko's brother
Eita ... Tezuka
Asami Imajuku Asami Imajuku ... Sacchin
Ryô Katsuji ... Morisaki
Sonim Sonim ... Mina (as Sonin)
Hiromi Nagasaku Hiromi Nagasaku ... Asako Iizuka
Michiyo Yasuda Michiyo Yasuda ... Satoko Kinosaki (as Michiyo Ohkusu)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Seiji Chihara Seiji Chihara
Seiroku Nakazawa Seiroku Nakazawa
Kiyohiko Shibukawa Kiyohiko Shibukawa
Shinsuke Suzuki Shinsuke Suzuki
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A family struggling to live together even with the outrageous behaviors from each family members.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 July 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Függőkert See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Ko Kyobashi: Teacher Mina, when they built that housing project, did they think, if all the windows were the same size and faced south at the same angle, that they'd all get the same sunlight and everyone would be equally happy?
Mina: What are you talking about? That's for drying laundry.
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Starts off generic but when it starts to unfold it gets intriguing
14 May 2011 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

I have heard good thing about this movie so decided to check it out and by reading about it. I could sort of tell it's the type of movie that I would be into, where the surrounding is generic but the direction makes it enthralling. The movie revolves around a typical Japanese family but there is elements that make it intriguing, one of them is how the family has a certain rule. That "Never conceal the truth, no subject is taboo" so the whole family share everything. Which makes it interesting since most Asian families are conservative in most aspects. Instead of a comedy direction though it goes in a sort of real live direction in Japanese society. The most effective aspect of this movie is the depth of it all and how the truth about the family unfolds bit by bit. Overall this movie did a pretty good job of what it tries to accomplish while showing how something that may seem normal maybe much more underneath it all.

7.8/10


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