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True Mothers (2020)

Asa ga Kuru (original title)
A woman with an adopted child is contacted unexpectedly by the child's birth mother.

Director:

Naomi Kawase

Writers:

Naomi Kawase (screenplay), Izumi Takahashi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Hiromi Nagasaku Hiromi Nagasaku ... Satoko Kurihara
Arata Iura ... Kiyokazu Kurihara
Aju Makita Aju Makita ... Hikari Katakura
Reo Sato Reo Sato ... Asato Kurihara
Hiroko Nakajima ... Takako Katakura
Tetsu Hirahara Tetsu Hirahara ... Masaru Katakura
Ren Komai Ren Komai ... Misaki Katakura
Taketo Tanaka Taketo Tanaka ... Takumi Aso
Rio Yamashita Rio Yamashita
Kokoro Morita Kokoro Morita
Hitomi Hazuki Hitomi Hazuki
Natsumi Ishibashi Natsumi Ishibashi
Gô Rijû Gô Rijû ... Takeshi Hamano
Miyoko Asada Miyoko Asada ... Shizue Asami
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It is not strange or unusual for a couple to want to procreate and have a child. However, things are not proceeding smoothly for this husband and wife. Despite steadily trying to get the wife pregnant the couple yield to reality and, exhorted by a professional association, the couple proceed to adopt a boy. The couple are happily adapting to their adopted son, but a woman shows up soon enough emphasizing she is the boy's biological mother. The two mothers are about to face off. Written by aghaemi

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Drama

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Official submission of Japan for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 93rd Academy Awards in 2021. See more »

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An emotionally charged drama about motherhood in all its forms
10 November 2020 | by Sir_AmirSyarifSee all my reviews

Naomi Kawase's 'True Mothers' is an emotionally charged drama about motherhood in all its forms. Drawn with emotionally deep performances from the leading actresses, Hiromi Nagasaku and Aju Makita, the film focuses on the process, not the outcome. So, despite the slow burn and somewhat longer running time, it lingers in one's mind and heart in the best way possible and pays off in the end.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

23 October 2020 (Japan) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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