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Hirokazu Kore-eda's film may seem modest at first, but this family drama casts a delicate, entrancing spell. Read critic reviews

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Twelve years after their beloved eldest son, Junpei, drowned while saving a stranger's life, Kyohei (Yoshio Harada) and Toshiko (Kirin Kiki) welcome their surviving children home for a family reunion. Younger son Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) still feels that his parents resent that he isn't the one who died; his new wife, Yukari (Yui Natsukawa), is awkwardly meeting the rest of the family for the first time. Daughter Chinami (You) strains to fill the uncomfortable pauses with forced cheer.

Cast & Crew

Hiroshi Abe
Ryota Yokoyama
You
Chinami Kataoka
Yoshio Harada
Kyohei Yokoyama
Ryôga Hayashi
Mutsu Kataoka
Kirin Kiki
Toshiko Yokoyama
Yui Natsukawa
Yukari Yokoyama
Hotaru Nomoto
Satsuki Kataoka
Kazuya Takahashi
Nobuo Kataoka
Shohei Tanaka
Atsushi Yokoyama
Masahiro Yasuda
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Gontiti
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Yutaka Yamazaki
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  • Sep 10, 2011
    Still Walking is a subtly beautiful film-making that revels in its simplicity in presenting complex honest emotions. Fine visual artistry. Gently tense that delivers a calm delight.
    Jan Marc M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 27, 2011
    Japanese drama by HIROKAZU KOREEDA ( MABOROSI, AFTER LIFE, AIR DOLL). Son and daughter return home to their aging parents for a day to commemorate their dead brother.Beautifully scripted and acted, the film shows the nuances of family life, the niggles, the needs, the discomfort, the secrets, all done so delicately you barely realise a conversation about music is really about some long-past infidelity or why two grown-ups are squabbling about a pair of pyjamas. This had me laughing out loud at times at the truth of it all. For anyone who's ever felt ambivalent about being visiting the folks back home. <img src="http://www.dvdfile.com/images/stories/upl_images/Still%20Walking%20-%20BD/still6.jpg">
    Lesley N Super Reviewer
  • Feb 11, 2010
    The Japanese movie Still Walking, a beautiful family drama, about a son, visiting his parents on the fifteenth anniversary of his brothers death, he drowned while saving another boy. The acting was extremely good as I was used to see in Japanese movies. I think that these actors could have done this movie without a script, so real and so natural they did come over. There was still bitterness, grief and also selfishness ,which was the central subject of the movie.The movie had many emotional surprises,showed with a light touch. It was about family, love and regret and it was like real life story.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2009
    Deeply observant, naturalistic family drama about a son and his new wife returning home on the anniversary of his older brother's death. A simple and moving tale of a family dealing with old wounds and every day problems, and of children and their parents, both old and young. Yasujiro Ozu would have been proud.
    Matthew L Super Reviewer

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