Filmmaker Katsuhito Ishii takes a break from the post-Tarantino excess of such highly-stylized outings as Shark Skin Man and Peach Hip Girl for this low-key look at an eccentric family residing in a quiet countryside town just north of Tokyo.
The Haruno family is a five-piece clan living the simple life in Japan. The summer sun shining gently down, this quiet quintet is transformed into a six-piece when urban-dwelling uncle Ayano (Tadanobu Asano), a successful music producer, arrives to visit his family and confront his feelings for the ex-girlfriend who married another man after Ayano moved to the city.
As the lazy days pass by, each member of the family is followed in a series of episodic vignettes.
Production Year: 2004
Region Code: B
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 143 mins
Number of Discs: 1
Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- 90 minute Making Of
- ‘Super Big’ animation
- Reversible sleeve with original release artwork
(*special features in standard definition)