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About Her Brother (2010)

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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sayuri Yoshinaga Sayuri Yoshinaga ... Ginko
Tsurube Shôfukutei Tsurube Shôfukutei ... Tano Tetsuro
Yû Aoi ... Koharu Takano
Ryô Kase ... Toru Nagata
Haruko Katô ... Kinuyo Takano
Nenji Kobayashi Nenji Kobayashi ... Syohei Tano
Leo Morimoto Leo Morimoto ... Doctor Endo
Takashi Sasano Takashi Sasano ... Maruyama
Fumiyo Kohinata ... Susumu Komiyama
Yuriko Ishida ... Chiyaki Komiyana
Gajirô Satô Gajirô Satô ... Udon Delivery Man
Kôen Kondô ... Doctor Hamamura
Midoriko Kimura ... Hitomi Ohara
Akio Yokoyama Akio Yokoyama ... Jiro
Medaka Ikeno Medaka Ikeno ... Landlord
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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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Drama

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It Doesn't Quite Work
17 February 2011 | by gumby_x2See all my reviews

I love Yoji Yamamda's films. His films seem to go directly to the heart of the human condition. I think I own almost all of them, so when "About Her Brother" was released, I immediately bought a copy sight unseen. I'm a little sorry I did so. "About Her Brother" is not an example of his usual fare. It seems more like Yoji Yamada took half a script from a Tora-san movie and grafted it onto the script for one of his standard serious dramas. The first half of the film follows, mostly, the comings and goings of a goofy Tora-san-like brother who goes beyond just measure in trying to draw laughs. It really is painful to watch the over acting. The second half of the film is more focused on the family members who suffer misery on the brother's account. Rather than rush out and buy a copy, I would advise movie fans to see it in the theater or rent the DVD first, and then make a decision on whether to buy it or not.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

30 January 2010 (Japan) See more »

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$19,969,473
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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