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Tokyo Family (2013)
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Tokyo Family (2013)
Original name: 東京家族
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 146 min.
Story: In this film director Yoji Yamada bows down before his teacher and role model. Yamada was assistant director on Yazujirō Ozu’s Tōkyō monogatari, a moving family portrait set after the Second World War. In his remake, Yamada has made very few departures from Ozu’s masterpiece in order to update the story of ageing couple Shukichi and Tomiko to present day Japan. Once again, the pair decides to leave their quiet lives in the country to pay a visit to their children and grandchildren in Tokyo. Once there, they discover that neither their oldest son, a doctor named Koichi, nor their eldest daughter Shigeko - who runs a beauty parlour - has time for them: both are too busy attending to their everyday concerns. Even the youngest son went his own way. The old couple feel lonely and bewildered in the fast-paced metropolis.
Style: realistic, sincere, touching, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental, serious
Plot: parents and children, family life, reunion, beauty salon, aging, couple relations, elderly, siblings relations, family relations, family problems, estrangement, golden years, bittersweet, dog, ship, car, island, hotel, girlfriend, train, hospital, running, physician, golf, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, east asia

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About Her Brother (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Ginko’s younger brother Tetsuro, a failed comedian, is the oddball of the family. Embarrassing, loud and plain inappropriate at times causes Ginko to disown him. The two reunite when she discovers Tetsuro is terminally ill. Tetsuro’s impending ...
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Plot: reunion, family relations, family problems, human nature, bittersweet, redemption, family feud, unfulfillment, brother sister relationship, relationships, living together, problem solving ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
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95%
Tokyo Tower: Mom and Me, and Sometimes Dad (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
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Place: asia, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Kabei: Our Mother (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 133 min.
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Plot: family relations, parents and children, family problems, estrangement, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, aging, hopes, love, couples, elderly, couple relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, serious ...
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Be Sure to Share (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 109 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Old Cats (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 89 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 315
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.7
 682
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, witty, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
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The Auction (2013)
Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 35
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⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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28%