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What a Wonderful Family II (家族はつらいよ 2)

 

Runtime: 113 min / 2017
Director: Yoji Yamada
Starring:  Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa, Tomoko Nakajima, Hayashiya Shōzō IX, Satoshi Tsumabuki, Yū Aoi, Nenji Kobayashi
Toronto Premiere

In this fast-paced and whimsical comedy from the great Yoji Yamada (Twilight Samurai, The Little House, Nagasaki – Memories of my Son), marital strife again visits Tokyo’s loving but mildly dysfunctional Hirata family.

Shuzo and Tomiko, married for five decades, have just avoided a divorce and life is seemingly back to normal. Shuzo still enjoys driving his own car but when their son Konosuke notice a dent on Shuzo’s car, he worries that Shuzo is too old to drive. The stubborn Shuzo refuses to quit. One day, Shuzo happens to meet Ginnpei, a school mate from Hiroshima he hasn’t seen in 40 years and they they become drinking buddies. Shuzo soon invites Ginnpei to stay at his house. The Hirata household is soon thrown into hilarious chaos once again. Wise, very funny and emotionally engaging, Yamada again proves to be one of Japan’s finest and most consistent filmmakers.

Official Website and Trailer (in Japanese): kazoku-tsuraiyo.jp

熟年離婚をめぐって一家の悲喜こもごもを描いた、山田洋次監督による喜劇映画「家族はつらいよ」の続編。平田周造と富子との離婚騒動を乗り越えた平田家の面々が、父親の同級生が来訪したのを機に新たな騒動を巻き起こす。監督の山田洋次、キャストの橋爪功、吉行和子ら前作のスタッフ・キャスト陣が再結集する。無縁社会というテーマを掲げ、山田監督が独自の視点で描く家族の物語

監督:山田洋次  出演:橋爪功、吉行和子、西村雅彦、夏川結衣、中嶋朋子、林家正蔵、妻夫木聡、蒼井優、 小林稔侍