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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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

Quotes

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 »

Soundtracks

Shinkokyû
Music and lyrics by Takashi Nagazumi
Performed by Hanaregumi
Courtesy of Victor Records and Speedstar Records
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A Beautiful Japanese Drama
4 February 2017 | by schumrossiSee all my reviews

I watched this movie yesterday at the Bengaluru International Film Festival. I walked into the movie with absolutely no expectations, the movie started off on a good note. I was really impressed with the way the characters of the movie have been crafted. Each of them very relevant to middle class families struggling to meet their ends. I absolutely loved the humour and I so badly wished I knew Japanese. It is a different thing to get the gist out of subtitles. The people in the cinema hall enjoyed at the subtle moments between the characters. The actor playing the hero was a class apart. He was very lovable and I could feel myself experience the troubles and tribulations along with him. The kid has played the role very sincerely. Overall I would definitely recommend the movie to any fan of Asian cinema. Kudos !!


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 May 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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