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After the Storm (2016)

Umi yori mo mada fukaku (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 21 May 2016 (Japan)
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After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

Director:

Hirokazu Koreeda

Writers:

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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Abe ... Shinoda Ryôta
Yôko Maki ... Shiraishi Kyôko
Satomi Kobayashi Satomi Kobayashi ... Chinatsu Nakashima
Lily Franky ... Yamanabe
Sôsuke Ikematsu ... Kento Machida
Yuri Nakamura
Kazuya Takahashi Kazuya Takahashi
Yukiyoshi Ozawa
Taiyô Yoshizawa Taiyô Yoshizawa ... Shiraishi Shingo
Rie Minemura Rie Minemura
Izumi Matsuoka Izumi Matsuoka
Kanji Furutachi
Daisuke Kuroda Daisuke Kuroda
Shôno Hayama ... High school student
Ryôko Tateishi Ryôko Tateishi
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Storyline

Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling and can barely pay child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. Written by Indiewire

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

This is Hirokazu Koreeda's second film whose title is taken from a pop song lyric. The original Japanese title "Umi yori mo mada fukaku" ("Even deeper than the sea") is a line from Teresa Teng's Kayokyoku (Japanese oldie pop) song "Wakare no yokan," which is heard diegetically in the film. The title of Still Walking (2008), Koreeda's earlier film which also starred Hiroshi Abe and Kirin Kiki, is also taken from a lyric in the Kayokyoku song "Blue Light Yokohama". See more »

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Shinoda Ryôta: I'm not... who I want to be yet. But, you know, it doesnt matter whether I've become what I wanted. What matters is to live my life trying to become what I want to be.
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References A Late Quartet (2012) See more »

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Shinkokyû
Music and lyrics by Takashi Nagazumi
Performed by Hanaregumi
Courtesy of Victor Records and Speedstar Records
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Living a Desperate Life Hopefully
4 May 2019 | by HLX1992See all my reviews

I bet we all can find the shadow of the underachieved protagonist in ourselves, as chances are really slim in materializing one's aspirations in the cruel reality. There he is: down-and-out both in career and mariage, scraping by through blackmailing strangers, yet always managing to squeeze a complacent smile on his face when meeting his family. You would presume he is leading a hopeless, listless, even miserable life, but the means by which the Japanese director narrates the story also attached a rather warm hue to the banal life of the man. In the end, what do we know about life without living it through ourselves?


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

After the Storm See more »

Filming Locations:

Kiyose, Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,880, 19 March 2017

Gross USA:

$272,132

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,382,886
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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