After the Storm

2016 | Japan | NR | 117 min.


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Film Info
Section:Foreign Fiction
Original Title:Umi yori mo mada fukaku
Release Year:2016
Runtime:117 min.
Production Country:Japan
Original Language:Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hirokazu Koreeda
Produced by:Tsugihiko Fujiwara
Takashi Ishihara
Kazumi Kawashiro
Kaoru Matsuzaki
Hijiri Taguchi
Tatsumi Yoda
Akihiko Yose
Screenwriter:Hirokazu Koreeda
Cinematography:Yutaka Yamazaki
Editing By:Hirokazu Koreeda
Cast:Abe Hiroshi
Maki Yoko
Yoshizawa Taiyo
Kilin Kiki


For Ryota Shinoda—a failed writer, third-rate private detective, and luckless gambler estranged from his family—a massive incoming typhoon is just the latest in a series of disasters to hit his life. But the storm may also be Ryota’s last shot at redemption. Forced to find shelter with his ex-wife, their young son, and his recently widowed mother, Ryota struggles to regain his family’s trust during the long night as the storm rages around them. Funny, rueful, and wistfully melancholic, acclaimed Japanese auteur Hirokazu Koreeda’s beautiful family saga is dotted with illuminating dialogue about the intertwined mysteries of family and personal destiny—and the unexpected moments that define us. “I really just can’t understand how things turned out like this,” says one character during the storm, reflecting the bittersweet truth of how easy it is to misunderstand each other and also—suddenly, wonderfully—find each other again.

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