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Like Father, Like Son (Soshite Chichi Ni Naru)
The "switched at birth" urban legend and the Nature-vs.-Nurture debate provide Hirokazu Kore-eda with a fresh opportunity to revisit his ongoing preoccupation with family dynamics and parent-child relationships in contemporary Japan.
The life of go-getting workaholic architect Ryota (Masaharu Fukuyama)—one of comfort and quietly ordered affluence with his wife Midori (Ono Machiko) and son Keita (Keita Ninomiya)—is violently overturned when hospital administrators reveal the unthinkable: Keita is not his biological son. Due to a mistake made by a negligent nurse, his "true" son has been raised in the dishevelled but warm-hearted home of working-class shopkeeper Yudai (Lily Franky) and his wife (Yôko Maki).
Starring Masaharu Fukuyama, Yôko Maki, Jun Kunimura, Kirin Kiki, Machiko Ono
Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda
Running Time - 2:00
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, January 17th, 2014
This movie is not currently playing in theaters.
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