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Haru tono tabi (2010)

Haru's Journey provides an insider's look at Japanese culture through its themes of acceptance, endurance and familial commitment. It tells the story of elderly fisherman Tadao and his ... See full summary »

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Masahiro Kobayashi

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Masahiro Kobayashi (screenplay)
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Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Shinobu Terajima, Kazuki Kitamura
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Cast overview:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Tadao Nakai
Eri Tokunaga Eri Tokunaga ... Haru Nakai
Hideji Ôtaki Hideji Ôtaki ... Shigeo Kanemoto
Kin Sugai Kin Sugai ... Keiko Kanemoto
Kaoru Kobayashi ... Kinoshita (the Sailor)
Yûko Tanaka Yûko Tanaka ... Aiko Shimizu
Chikage Awashima Chikage Awashima ... Shigeko Ichikawa
Tetsuya Yamamoto Tetsuya Yamamoto
Nana Nagao Nana Nagao
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Michio Nakai
Jun Miho Jun Miho ... Akiko Nakai
Naho Toda ... Nobuko Tsuda
Teruyuki Kagawa ... Shinichi Tsuda
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Haru's Journey provides an insider's look at Japanese culture through its themes of acceptance, endurance and familial commitment. It tells the story of elderly fisherman Tadao and his granddaughter Haru, who live in a small fishing village in Hokkaido. When Haru's job disappears, she wants to take her stubborn grandfather to live in Tokyo where she will find more opportunities. But Tadao refuses to go to the capital, sparking a search for another family member who will share his life. Thus begins a road movie driven by family dynamics, as the two set out for Japan's main island, Honshu, to see if one of Tadao's siblings will look after him. First stop is his even more cantankerous older brother, Shiego, and their testy exchange reveals there's more to Tadao's selfishness than just old age. By contrast, selfless Haru takes on responsibility for the pair's dwindling finances so their pilgrimage can continue... Written by Palm Springs Internation Film Festival

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

22 May 2010 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Haru utazása See more »

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DTS-Stereo | Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Imposing Japanese drama.
16 April 2012 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

Another nip study of old age and one of their best.

Nakadai, first seen angrily rejecting the help of his teenage grand daughter, sets off from their local rail station to see if any of his siblings will make him a home. At each meeting, more of the family back story is added in. The pair end as endearing, rounded characters and this one gives a more detailed picture of Japanese society than you'll find in most productions. The films of Ozu are creaky by comparison.

Excellent, unobtrusive craftsmanship tells the story mainly in close two shots, which throws the emphasis on the the performers.They are more than equal to the challenge.

And this is the star who used to lose his big sword fights to Mifune!


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