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My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
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My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Original name: ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: Japan
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the humourous to the heartbreaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way.
Style: humorous, touching, offbeat, stylized, semi serious, cult film
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family relations, family life, eccentric family, grandmother, middle class, surrealism, computer animation, urban setting, family, youth, friendship, friends, misfit, parents and children, suburbs, family problems, social differences, society, suburban life, disorder, shark, gangsters, new year, wedding ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo

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