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thumbnail After the Storm (2016 Japan)

Drama, Event, Genre , trackback

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda
Starring: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi
Genre: Drama
Duration: 117 mins

Ryota won a prestigious award for his first novel, but his muse seems to have deserted him. He works for a private detective agency but to save face tells others it’s a temporary stint to research his next novel (which hasn’t materialized for 15 years). His wife, Kyoko, has left him, presumably due to his gambling addiction, and she threatens not to let him see their young son Shingo unless he pays child support. After the death of his father, his aging mother and beautiful ex-wife 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 – until a stormy summer night offers them a chance to truly bond again.

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