Kazoku gêmu (The Family Game) (1983)

Kazoku gêmu (The Family Game)


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Co-produced by the Art Theatre of Japan, The Family Game explores the coming-of-age (so to speak) of a traditional Japanese family. Ichirota Miyagawa is the youngest member of a clan that dwells in a house so small you virtually have to go outside to change your mind. Miyagawa gets his first taste of the world outside his own four walls when he is tutored by instructor Yusaku Matsuda. Though Matsuda's technique is somewhat blunt (he's not averse to knocking his pupil around to get his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Yohei Honma, Yoshinori Kobayashi
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On DVD: Sep 12, 2006



as Mr. Numata the fathe...

as Mrs. Itami

as Yoshimoto the tutor
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The Family Game is not always easy to follow, but it's almost always funny and, from the opening shots until the last, it's a visual adventure.

Full Review… | September 30, 2006
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Full Review… | September 30, 2006
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Japanese black comedy about the dynamics of home life.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
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