The Family Game (Kazoku gêmu) (1983) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Family Game (Kazoku gêmu) (1983)

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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 attention), the tutor encourages Miyagawa to stand on his own two feet and break away from the family unit. Matsuda practices what he preaches at the climax by lashing out at the family's cloistered provincialism. The Family Game is based on a novel by Yohei Honma. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Comedy , Drama
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Cast

Juzo Itami
as Mr. Numata the father
Saori Yuki
as Mrs. Itami
Ichirota Miyagawa
as Shigeyuki
Junichi Tsujita
as Shinichi
Yusaku Matsuda
as Yoshimoto the tutor
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Critic Reviews for The Family Game (Kazoku gêmu)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

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
New York Times
Top Critic

Japanese black comedy about the dynamics of home life.

Full Review… | August 19, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

Audience Reviews for The Family Game (Kazoku gêmu)

Undoubtedly one of the best Japanese films, and even all the films about family, ever made as far as I know. Morita is a master.

Naoya Kugimiya
Naoya Kugimiya

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