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Family Romance, LLC (2019)

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A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a young girl.


Werner Herzog


Werner Herzog
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ishii Yuichi Ishii Yuichi
Mahiro Tanimoto Mahiro Tanimoto ... (as Mahiro)
Miki Fujimaki Miki Fujimaki ... Mahiro's Mother
Takashi Nakatani Takashi Nakatani ... Father of Bride / Lottery Official
Kumi Manda Kumi Manda ... Mother of the Bride
Yuka Watanabe Yuka Watanabe ... Bride
Jin Kuroinu Jin Kuroinu ... Ishii's Friend
Airi Coats Airi Coats ... Mahiro's Little Friend
Shun Ishigaki Shun Ishigaki ... Pantomime
Tatsuaki Hôjô Tatsuaki Hôjô ... Bullet Train Official
Tetsuro Mori Tetsuro Mori ... Bullet Train Employee
Ryoko Sugimachi Ryoko Sugimachi ... Lottery Winner
Airi Asoh Airi Asoh ... Woman at Fox Shrine
Yuki Wakabayashi Yuki Wakabayashi ... Hedgehog Cafe
Umetani Hideyasu Umetani Hideyasu ... Robot Hotel Manager
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Love is a business at Family Romance: a company that offers the substitute rental service. Founder Yuichi Ishii helps fulfill the dreams of his clients. Mahiro's mother will hire Ishii to impersonate her missing father. And reality will begin to blur. Written by MUBI

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The scene filmed at the station where Ishii Yuichi is reprimanded was filmed in one shot and the team dispersed after filming because they were filming without permission and the Security Team was coming to arrest them. See more »


Written by Magic Malik (as Malik Mezzadri)
Performed by Ernst Reijseger and Harmen Fraanje
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Original and unique interpretation...
23 July 2020 | by xstalSee all my reviews

Original and unique interpretation of the deceptive world we increasingly inhabit, as an agency provides surrogates for just about anything you fancy. Performed as a convincing faux documentary in Japan - robots next. Imagine how deplorable and low the human race will be able to sink then and you'll never be arrested.

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Release Date:

3 July 2020 (USA) See more »

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