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About Her Brother (2010)

Otôto (original title)
Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »

Director:

Yôji Yamada

Writers:

Emiko Hiramatsu (screenplay), Yôji Yamada (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ryo Kase ... Toru Nagata (as Ryô Kase)
Yû Aoi ... Koharu Takano
Yuriko Ishida ... Chiyaki Komiyana
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Susumu Komiyama
Sayuri Yoshinaga Sayuri Yoshinaga ... Ginko
Midoriko Kimura ... Hitomi Ohara
Kôen Kondô ... Doctor Hamamura
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Doctor Endo
Haruko Katô Haruko Katô ... Kinuyo Takano
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Syohei Tano
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Maruyama
Masahiro Nakai Masahiro Nakai ... Hotel Employee
Tsurube Shôfukutei Tsurube Shôfukutei ... Tano Tetsuro
Gajirô Satô Gajirô Satô ... Udon Delivery Man
Mae Otsuka Mae Otsuka ... (as Mae Ohtsuka)
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Storyline

Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's wedding day also brings homes Ginko's younger brother Tetsuro, a failed actor and a hard drinker who shows up causing trouble. Having covered for him all her life, Ginko is ready to disown her burdensome younger brother, but some things are easier said than done... Written by Anonymous

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Never too late to find the right place.

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 January 2010 (Japan) See more »

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Filming Locations:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Very fine film
13 May 2011 | by geer-9See all my reviews

After enjoying "Kabe" immensely, I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. It did not disappoint. It had all the Yoji Yamada touches. The strong central characters with comic relief provided by the excellent supporting cast. The sense of changing seasons. The low angle Ozu-type end-of-scene shots. Most of all, the celebration of the lives of regular people and a heartfelt salute to those who quietly give their all, everyday. Like all Yamada movies, this movie is full of heart - you laugh, you cry. There are no special effects and no animation - just a lot of love. I will watch anything this guy writes or directs. I'm glad the Berlin Film Festival Board seems to feel the same way too.


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