After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku) (2017)

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Critic Consensus: After the Storm crosses cultural lines to offer timeless observations about parental responsibilities, personal bonds, and the capacity for forgiveness.

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Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) 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 (Kirin Kiki) and beautiful ex-wife (Yoko Make) seem to be moving on with their lives. Renewing contact with his initially distrusting family, Ryota struggles to take back control of his existence and to find a lasting place in the life of his young son (Taiyo Yoshizawa) - until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

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Cast

Hiroshi Abe
as Ryota Shinoda
Yoko Maki
as Kyoko Shiraishi
Kirin Kiki
as Yoshiko Shinoda
Lily Franky
as Koichiro Yamabe
Satomi Kobayashi
as Chinatsu Nakashima
Sosuke Ikematsu
as Kento Machida
Isao Hashizume
as Mitsuru Niida
Taiyo Yoshizawa
as Shingo Shiraishi
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Quiet revelations and fleeting poetry - a lottery ticket, we're reminded, is a piece of a dream - pleasingly ensue.

Jun 15, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

No modern filmmaker has as sure a grasp on family dynamics as Hirokazu Kore-eda.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

A quiet character study of a man in slow-motion crisis.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

For a film filled with broken promises, dead dreams, conniving duplicity and desperation, "After the Storm" has a surprisingly light touch and odd charm.

Apr 7, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Detroit News
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The director keeps his characters and audience bobbing together over waters that grow deeper and deeper, until it's impossible to distinguish the everyday from the profound.

Apr 6, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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Solid yet subtly sphinxlike ...

Mar 30, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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