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Still Walking (2008)

Aruitemo aruitemo (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 28 June 2008 (Japan)
A family gathers together for a commemorative ritual whose nature only gradually becomes clear.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

Hirokazu Koreeda (original story), Hirokazu Koreeda (screenplay)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hiroshi Abe ... Ryota Yokoyama
Yui Natsukawa Yui Natsukawa ... Yukari Yokoyama
You You ... Chinami Kataoka
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi ... Nobuo Kataoka
Shohei Tanaka Shohei Tanaka ... Atsushi Yokoyama
Kirin Kiki ... Toshiko Yokoyama
Yoshio Harada ... Kyohei Yokoyama
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôga Hayashi Ryôga Hayashi ... Mutsu Kataoka
Haruko Katô Haruko Katô
Hotaru Nomoto Hotaru Nomoto ... Satsuki Kataoka
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Sushi deliverer
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Storyline

Still Walking is a family drama about grown children visiting their elderly parents, which unfolds over one summer day. The aging parents have lived in the family home for decades. Their son and daughter return for a rare family reunion, bringing their own families with them. They have gathered to commemorate the tragic death of the eldest son, who drowned in an accident fifteen years ago. Although the roomy house is as comforting and unchanging as the mother's homemade feast, everyone in the family has subtly changed. Written by The Film Catalogue

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

28 June 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,298, 30 August 2009

Gross USA:

$167,047

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,410,890
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Mono (theatrical print)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In a 2009 interview, Koreeda stated that Still Walking was based on his own family. See more »

Quotes

Atsushi Yokoyama: There's nothing to watch on TV these days. They laugh so loud but nothing's funny.
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Soundtracks

Blue Light Yokohama
Written by Jun Hashimoto Kyôhei Tsutsumi
Performed by Ayumi Ishida
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Pretty Wonderful Ozu Like Film
5 September 2009 | by crossbow0106See all my reviews

This film by writer/director Koreeda is a triumph of simplicity. Telling the story of a family who meet annually to mark the death of oldest son Junpei at the parent's house, you're struck by how well this flows. The acting is uniformly very good and the story never lags. The best thing I found about this film is how it could have been done without a script, if the actors were given this scenario. There is bitterness, pettiness and even selfishness here, all earmarks of the subject matter. I found the stylistic similarities to Ozu films to be very touching and not a bit off putting. When I watched this film in a theater in New York, people applauded at the end. This is about as real life as it gets. Its a universal theme, not a Japanese one. My hat is off to the writer/director, its a fine film.


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