Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota 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 and beautiful ex-wife seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrustful family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again. Multi-award winning and critically lauded director Kore-eda Hirokazu returns with a sensitive and powerful story of family ties remade.
Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu
Cast: Hiroshi Abe, Lily Frankie, Isao Hashizume, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Kirin Kiki, Satomi Kobayashi, Yôko Maki, Taiyô Yoshizawa
Cinematography: Yutaka Yamazaki
Script: Hirokazu Koreeda (AKA Hirokazu Kore-eda)
Producer: Aoi Promotion
Running Time: 117 min.